Safety for Children with Special Needs
Media Contact: Mary Margaret Colliver
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2010) − Safe Kids USA and the MetLife Foundation
have partnered to bring families a series of safety videos highlighting
how they can take precautions in the home to help prevent injuries to
children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities.
"Children with special health care needs deserve the same amount of
protection as healthy kids," said Sherri Hannan, a nurse and
coordinator of Safe Kids Fayette County, led by Kentucky Children's Hospital. For
example, they may require special safety devices like a flashing smoke
detector if they are hearing impaired. Information from the series can
help families with special needs children know how they can adequately
protect their child with some additional steps or special safety
For more information and to view the series go to Keeping Children with Special Needs Safe in the Home.
For more information about Safe Kids Fayette County, call 859-323-1153.