Utah’s Special Education Rules define a severe orthopedic impairment as one “that adversely affects a student’s educational performance. The term includes impairments caused by a congenital anomaly, impairments caused by disease (e.g., poliomyelitis, bone tuberculosis), and impairments from other causes (e.g., cerebral palsy, amputations, and fractures or burns that cause contractures).”
It’s very helpful to read more about orthopedic impairments. Following are links to additional information:
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Utah
The mission of UCP is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.
Utah’s Collaborative Medical Home Project
A Medical Home is not a building, house, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing health care services in a high quality and cost effective manner. Children and their families who have a medical home receive the care that they need from a pediatrician or physician whom they know and trust. The pediatric health care professionals and parents act as partners in a Medical Home to identify and access all the medical and non-medical services needed to help children and their families achieve their maximum potential. Visit this website to find out more about the Medical Home Project.
The Intermountain Shriners Hospital is a 40-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America. The Intermountain Hospital accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopaedic problems, utilizing the latest treatments and technology available in pediatric orthopaedics, resulting in early ambulation, and reduced length of stay.
Spina Bifida Association of America
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) serves adults and children who live with the challenges of spina bifida. Since 1973, SBAA has been the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with spina bifida and those whose lives are touched by this challenging birth defect. Its tools are education, advocacy, research, and service.