Providing a safe and healthy environment for children and young adults with special healthcare needs is important. Dayton Children’s is an advocate of child safety for all kids. Here are some links to safety tips, tools and specific resources for children with special needs within this guide.
- American Academy of Pediatrics - Resources to create an emergency plan for children with special needs.
- Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley - Safety seat information for families of children with special needs to accommodate the child’s disability and ensure his or her safety.
- National Center for the Safe Transportation of Children With Special Health Care Needs - Basic information about transporting children who have certain medical conditions or procedures.
In addition to the resource center, we also offer the complete KidsHealth Library to help parents learn more about a specific condition. Information is given in easy-to-understand terms and in many cases available in Spanish as well as English.
We encourage you to explore and feel free to add resources that are currently not included by emailing FRC@childrensdayton.org. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact our MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at (937) 641-3700.
Safe Kids Worldwide is an organization focused on preventing childhood injuries. Along with providing tips and information about multiple childhood injury topics, Safe Kids Worldwide offers a video series addressing some specific items to consider for children with special needs.