Below, you will find information and tips for a variety of different diagnoses and situations such as car safety, water safety, fire safety, and playground safety.

Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs

Playground Safety For Your Child With Special Needs

#padding-6 { height:20px; }#text-block-7 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } Supervision at all times Actively supervise your child. Remove strings on clothing that could be a choking hazard. Match your child with a playmate. Check with your Boys and Girls Club, ARC chapter, United Way, church, school, YMCA, Campfire or other community groups. Find out about buddy [...]
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Fire Safety Information For Children With Special Needs

#padding-9 { height:20px; }#text-block-10 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } Fire Safety Safe Kids USA’s Fire Safety for Children with Special Needs has videos and information on fire prevention for children who are immobile, have vision or hearing loss, or cognitive impairment. Safe Kids USA's also has a 'Burn Prevention for families with Children with Special Needs' video.
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Car Seat Safety For Children With Special Needs

#padding-12 { height:20px; }#text-block-13 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } Car Seat Safety Safety Belt Safe provides a quick reference list of car restraints for children with special needs. The National Center for Safe Transportation offers information on car seats for children with special needs. Helpful tips on how to help your child stay in their car [...]
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Water Safety Tips For Children With Special Needs

#padding-15 { height:20px; }#text-block-16 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } View Seattle Children’s Water Safety for Children with Seizures Fact Sheet in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese.
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Transportation Safety For Children With Special Needs

#padding-18 { height:20px; }#text-block-19 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute offers vehicle safety tips for people who use wheelchairs. The National Center for Safe Transportation offers transportation tips by medical condition.
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Child Safety Tips By Diagnosis

#padding-21 { height:20px; }#text-block-22 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } Safety Tips by Diagnosis Cardiac conditions Hearing loss Mobility devices Sickle cell disease Vision loss
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Personal Medical Identification — Tags, Cards, Jewelry

#padding-24 { height:20px; }#text-block-25 { margin-bottom:0px; text-align:left; } Sharing medical information with first responders or emergency department staff is key to proper and prompt patient care. Children who are non-verbal or have special health needs are at greatest risk of delayed treatment in an emergency.  One way to share health information with medical professionals is through [...]
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