Hearing Loss: Emergency Communication and Medical ID

Posted on July 25, 2018 by kerri

If you or your child live with hearing loss of any sort, have you determined how this will be communicated in an emergency? Medical ID jewelry is important to identify yourself if you are D/deaf or hard of hearing, and how first responders and medical personnel can best ensure communication.   Deaf, Hard of Hearing, … Continue reading “Hearing Loss: Emergency Communication and Medical ID”

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on July 19, 2018 by kerri

In its tenth year, National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month aims to work at reforming the American mental health system so that it is accessible and equitable for everyone, including minority populations. Using stories of people belonging to racial minority communities, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) aims to: “Improve access to mental health … Continue reading “Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

Speech Disorders: The Importance of Medical ID

Posted on July 16, 2018 by kerri

Speech disorders affect a person’s ability to communicate with others in the way that may be “expected”, especially in an emergency. There are a variety of disorders and conditions that affect speech in people of all ages. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Speech A person with autism may be “nonverbal”, and communicate verbally at all, and … Continue reading “Speech Disorders: The Importance of Medical ID”

Nothing says Summer like a trip to the beach, especially as we gear up to early July festivities such as Canada Day and Independence Day! However, historically, Fourth of July celebrants have left more than their footprints behind in the sand as they celebrate Independence (and, I’d presume we are much the same here in … Continue reading “Clean Beaches Week: For the planet, your health, and your safety!”