Author Archives: Tricia Perduk

Suicide Prevention

People with developmental disabilities are at a higher risk for suicide because of different risk factors, including co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. Read more

Transportation, Wheelchair Safety

Many people living with developmental disabilities are dependent on third-party transportation as part of their services. This alert includes information about how to properly transport someone with a disability, including wheelchair users, so they can get around their community safely. Read more.

Summer Safety

Good preparation is key to summer safety for people with developmental disabilities so they can avoid health risks such as dehydration, sunburn, and water-related accidents. Read more.

DODD Health and Safety Alert: Staying Safe on Social Media and Online

Because of the internet’s accessibility, people with developmental disabilities need to be mindful of how others might use the internet’s capabilities to steal from or harass them. Direct support professionals and families can help keep people safe using these tips. Find out how

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