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Community Safety Conversations

Residents within your community may have various types of disabilities, needs, and interests. These disabilities include mobility impairments (e.g. wheelchair, walker, or cane users), sensory (e.g., visual, hearing, communicative, tactile, environmental) impairments, and invisible disabilities (e.g., those who may have mental health disorders, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, autism, dementia, intellectual or developmental disorders, etc.) A person may have one or multiple impairments and each may vary in severity. The impairments and challenges may be temporary or be lifelong. Community safety conversations are an important way to share safety information, plan for emergencies, and support public safety needs.

Respectful Interactions for Community Safety Conversations


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Safety Discussion Sheet


Fire Safety Discussion Sheet


Fire Escape Plan Drawn


Fire Escape Plan Photos


Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Safety Discussion Sheet


Police Safety Discussion Sheet


Personal Information Sheet


Essential Medical Information Sheet


Elopement and Wandering Prevention Information Form


Safety Identification Card


We value the expertise of our partners in safety who have demonstrated their commitment to inclusive healthy communities.

The information contained in Living Safely with Disabilities and Special Health Needs (Living Safely) is provided for educational and informational purposes only. The content contains general information and may not reflect a person’s individual needs or current legal developments or information. Children’s Specialized Hospital makes no guarantee, either communicated or implied, about the accuracy, application, appropriateness, or completeness of the information within Living Safely, or at any other website to which it is linked. Children’s Specialized Hospital specifically relinquishes all liability with respect to any person’s actions, taken or not taken, based upon any or all of the information or other contents from Living Safely.

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This initiative was funded in part by an Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.


Valoramos la experiencia en seguridad de nuestros asociados que hayan demostrado su compromiso con tener comunidades sanas e inclusivas.

La información incluida en Vivir seguro con discapacidades y necesidades especiales de salud (Vivir seguro) se presenta únicamente con fines educativos e informativos. En el contenido se incluye información general: esta podría no reflejar las necesidades individuales o los acontecimientos jurídicos o información actuales de una persona. Children’s Specialized Hospital no garantiza, ni expresa ni implícitamente, la precisión, aplicación, adecuación o exhaustividad de la información incluida en Vivir seguro, ni en ningún otro sitio web al que esté vinculado. Children’s Specialized Hospital específicamente renuncia a toda responsabilidad en relación con las acciones de cualquier persona, realizadas o no, con base en la totalidad o parte de la información u otro contenido de Vivir seguro.

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Esta iniciativa fue financiada en parte por una subvención del programa Inclusive Healthy Communities Grant Program (Programa de Subvenciones para Comunidades Sanas e Inclusivas) de la División de Servicios para Discapacitados del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Nueva Jersey.

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