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.
Filmed during the COV-19 pandemic, this video is focused in supporting people who take their own medication. It encourages individuals to work with support staff regarding ways to implement the seven rights: right person; right medication; right dose; right time; right route; right reason; and, right documentation. You can see it here.
Here’s a way that you can work on a plan with your support staff to keep from choking.
A reminder that screening can help doctors find and prevent some types of cancer early.
Supporting individuals and staff who have a hard time remembering to take their medication when they’re out and about.
Supporting people who have a hard time swallowing medication. Watch A Spoonful of Yogurt.
This is a story about Chris and his move from Sonoma Developmental Center back to the Bay Area.
SACRAMENTO, CA [BY MARTY OMOTO, CDCAN LAST UPDATED 11/28/2017 09:10 AM] – Art Bolton, the widely respected and beloved disability rights advocate and the author of what became the landmark “Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act” – the nation’s first civil rights act protecting people with developmental disabilities in California – passed away Monday evening in … Read more
It’s the 20th anniversary of the National Core Indicators (NCI). This video provides a brief history of the NCI in addition to thoughts about how states use the information, as well as the future.
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