Explore resources relating to medical or health conditions outlined in Individuals with Disability Act (IDEA) and Wisconsin disability area definitions as well as other resources to support students in schools with special health care needs.
Special Education and the Physician
Guidance from WI DPI on the role of the physician when determining eligibility for special education services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Addressing the School Safety and Mobility Needs of Students with IEPs
This checklist may assist school teams with identifying safety and mobility needs of students with IEPs.
WI DPI School Nurse Web Page
The school nursing and health services consultant has the responsibility for providing leadership in the areas of school nursing practice, school health policy, and school health programs.
Nursing Services for Students with Special Health Care Needs
Many students are attending school with significant and complex health care needs, including students who receive special education services. This guidance document from the WI DPI outlines several frequently asked questions on how to support students with special health care needs in schools.
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN Regional Centers)
Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) has five regional centers to assist families with resources for their children.
Well Badger Resource Center
The Well Badger Resource Center is a health information and referral program operated by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
"Attention Deficit Disorder" (ADD) and "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder" (ADHD) are conditions outlined in the federal definition of Other Health Impairment 34 C.F.R. § 300.8(c)(9) as examples that may, but not necessarily, qualify a student as having an Other Health Impairment and may also be a condition associated with other disability criteria.
ADD and ADHD Resources from US Department of Education
- Identifying and Treating ADHD: A Resource for School and Home
- Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices
- These reports were produced through the U.S. Department of Education with the American Institutes for Research.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.