Category Archives: Health and Safety Alerts

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

Preventative Care

Part of kicking off a new calendar year is making sure the people you serve are scheduled for routine screenings and renew their commitment to healthy living. Providers should also incorporate ways to make preventive health care more comfortable for the person. Making trips to the doctor or dentist more enjoyable and easy can help encourage the person to stay up to date with screenings and check-ups. Read More ›

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