Children are naturally curious and learn by hearing, touching, and tasting the things around them. Children however, do not understand that they can be seriously injured by some things in their environment, such as touching a hot stove burner or tasting the cleaning agent that looks and smells like orange juice. Creating a safe home environment is important to ensure children can explore and experience the world around them without risk of injury. Children with special needs are at an increased risk of home injuries including falls, burns, poisoning, and choking and may require additional safety precautions due to their physical or cognitive abilities. Creating a safe environment for a child with special needs is an important step to ensuring that child’s continued well-being.
Follow the links below to view videos that have been produced by ‘Safe Kids USA’. These videos outline important home safety for families and in particular for families with children with special needs.