Warm Weather Precautions Resources

As the summer begins to heat up, now is the time to put warm weather and safety precautions into place. Children and adults with disabilities should:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Use an air conditioner when possible
  • Take a cool bath or shower
  • Wear loose fitting clothing

For additional information click on the link below:

Extreme Heat and Health Problems- Disabled World
Health and Safety Alert- Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Health and Safety Alert for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities- New Jersey Department of Human Services
Hot Weather Tips- Family Caregiver Alliance
Summer Safety Precautions- New York Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (download PDF)
Three Ways Weather Affects People with Disabilities- Essential Accessibility

Prader Willi Syndrome Resources

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) also known as Prader-Willi Labhart Syndrome is a genetic disorder, characteristics include developmental and intellectual developmental disability, poor muscle tone, and lack of eye coordination. A complex genetic disorder impacts appetite, growth, cognitive function and behavior.

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Medical Sites

Genetics Home Reference
Mayo Clinic
Medicine.Net
Medical Home Portal
Medscape
Wikipedia

 

Organizations

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research
International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

Books

Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome
 Our Way of Life
Prader-Willi Syndrome: Selected Research and Management Issues

 

 

Infographic on Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Aphasia Resources

 

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the brain. Aphasia impacts a child’s ability to communication and express ideas. For more information please see links below>

Medical Sites

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Mayo Clinic
Medline Plus
Medscape
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
WebMD
Wikipedia

Associations

Aphasia Hope Foundation
National Aphasia Association

Additional Resources

Communication Development: A Parent’s Guide

CPR And AED Awareness Week- June 1-7

cprweekThis week is CPR/AED Awareness Week sponsored by the American Heart Association.
What is CPR?

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a technique used when a person’s heartbeat and breathing has stopped. CPR combines the use of chest compressions and rescue breathing. This procedure when done correct can save a person’s life by restoring blood flow to the heart and brain.

What if You Do Not Know CPR?

The American Red Cross suggest using “hands only CPR.” this involves no mouth -to-mouth techniques and giving the person chest compressions only.

Here are some links that demonstrate the use of CPR:

CPR in three easy steps

How to perform CPR: The crucial steps you should know

CPR Steps for adults

CPR Steps for Children (1-8 years old)

If you are like me and prefer a visual demonstration, please see the clip below:

Additional Resources

AED Fact Sheet

AED- Wikipedia

American Heart Association

CPR Facts and Statistics

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