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Leaving Individuals in Vehicles Unattended

The danger and risk to an individual’s health, welfare and safety as a result of being left alone in a vehicle is extreme, even for just a few minutes in some situations.  All caregivers are strongly advised to maintain accountability of the individuals that have been entrusted to them.

August 1, 2011



Bed Bugs - English 

Bed bugs are becoming a challenging problem in residences of all kinds, including homes, apartments, hotels, dormitories and shelters. Bed bugs feed by sucking blood from humans and animals. While their bites are not known to spread disease, they can be very itchy and create a great deal of discomfort. Infestations have proven to be very difficult to eradicate.

July 23, 2010

Summer Safety Alert - English/Spanish 

The purpose of this alert is to heighten awareness among caregivers and family members about some of the precautions they should take for themselves and individuals in their care during the summer months.

July 28, 2010

Warm Weather Dangers - English/Spanish 

 The purpose of this alert is to make caregivers aware that it is especially important to be mindful of the individuals in their care when the weather is warm.

July 7, 2010




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Additional resources regarding the H1N1 Flu Virus:

September 28, 2009


Choking Bulletin - English  / Spanish

An important message for New Jersey’s developmental disabilities community from the Division of Developmental Disabilities and The Arc of New Jersey. 

Special Thanks to the NJ Statewide Training Network for their invaluable input towards the revision of this bulletin.

July 15, 2009

NJ Uniform Fire Code: Recall of Smoke Detectors 

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms ; Can Fail to Warn of a Fire.  
This alert was provided by the New Jersey State Police-Office of Emergency Management (NJSP-OEM)

July 14, 2009

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