University of Illinois Extension

Health Impairments

Youth may have limited strength, vitality or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems. These may include heart conditions, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, or diabetes. These health impairments may impact the performance of the youth. Here are some web sites to help you more effectively work with youth with these other health impairments.

Please note the University of Illinois Extension does not endorse any products advertised on the following internet sites. Also, the content of these internet links is subject to change, and thus their appropriateness as a resource may also change.


American Diabetes Association

Heart Condition

American Heart Association

Rheumatic Fever

American Heart Association


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sickle Cell Anemia

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association


National Hemophilia Association

Lead Poisoning

National Safety Council


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society