Safety for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

The Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital strives to improve safety for all children. Those with disabilities or special healthcare needs are no exception.

The websites and organizations linked below offer a wealth of special needs safety and health information. We provide these links here in an effort to help your family stay safe.

Helpful Links and Resources
Autism Safety Project: Autism Speaks 
Center for Child Development 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs (PDF) 
Individuals with Disabilities: 
Internet Safety for Children with Special Needs: NetSmartz 

Junior League Family Resource Center 
National Fire Protection Association 
Safe Kids Worldwide 
Special Needs Water Safety: Applied Behavior Center for Autism 
Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project 
Tennessee Support and Training for Exceptional Parents (TN STEP) 
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center