New YouTube video What’s in Your Emergency Kit? Be prepared, buy or build your own emergency bag. Remember to include the five basic emergency kit contents: First Aid and Hygiene; Food and Water; Tools; Shelter and Warmth; and Light and Communication. For more information, go to https://www.ddshealthtoolkit.org and look for Emergency Preparedness.
Here’s a way that you can work on a plan with your support staff to keep from choking.
The Fall 2017 SafetyNet Newsletter gives supporters an overview about how to know if an individual is being harmed and ways to stop assault. You will also learn about why individuals with developmental disabilities are more at risk for abuse and what you can do to help. Download, read, and share the newsletter with your … Read more Danger Signs of Harm and Defending Yourself
by Helen Sanderson and Associates The stories shared in this paper show what’s working well and what people are learning about providing truly person centred support that gives older people greater choice and control over any assistance they need. This is crucial as we know that the more people of any age rely on others … Read more Practicalities and Possibilities! Person centred thinking and planning with older people
by Leigh Ann Kingsbury, MPA, Gerontologist Published in the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health: May, 2005 Person centered planning is a common practice in most developmental disability systems. As people with disabilities are living to old age and being supported in the community as they age and die, there is an ever increasing need … Read more Person Centered Planning and Communication of End-Of-Life Wishes With People Who Have Developmental Disabilities
Happy Feet: The Video was designed for the SafetyNet and included in an upcoming training packet about foot care.
Topic: Healthy Homes Use the materials below to help others learn more about how to develop and support healthy friendships and relationships. Download a full copy of all the Supporting Healthy Friendships content and Learning Tool Guidelines here: English, Español, Tagalog. LEARNING TOOLS 1. Fall 2016: Healthy Homes Newsletter 2. How to Keep Mold From Growing 3. Stop Bedbugs … Read more New on SafetyNet: Healthy Homes
A Guide for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (2000) The California Department of Development Services (DDS) has funded a series of activities to promote Wellness which will help ensure access to quality medical, dental, and mental health services with an emphasis on positive health outcomes. Taking a leadership role in this statewide effort, DDS has conducted research, … Read more Expressions of Wellness I: Pathways to Healthy Living