Category Archives: News

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

Health and Welfare Alert – September 1

This alert provides critical information to caregivers about misappropriation. In 2016, there were 901 substantiated, or confirmed, theft allegations involving people with developmental disabilities in Ohio.

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Health and Welfare Alert July 18

This alert provides critical information to caregivers about the types of transitions of care people with developmental disabilities can experience, and how those changes can pose significant risk to health and safety without effective communication.

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