Health & Welfare Alert: Winter Weather Alert

Fri, Jan 6th, 2017

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Periodically, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) posts health and welfare alerts. These helpful documents are designed to aid families and caregivers identify risk factors in their loved ones.

The purpose of this Alert is to provide critical information to caregivers on Winter Weather precautions. People with developmental disabilities are at a high risk for injury due to falls and exposure to inclement weather. Those providing care can reduce these risks and should seek immediate medical care when needed. Please click here to access this Health & Welfare Alert. 

All Health and Welfare Alerts are posted on DODD's website so individuals, families, providers, and County Boards can easily access them at any time. You also can sign up to receive an alert when new Information Notices and Alerts are published. The email Information Notice Alert will contain a copy of the new or updated Information Notice, as well as a link to the Department's archive of Information Notices on the Internet. To subscribe, send an email to

If you have questions about the Alerts, please contact the MUI/Registry Unit at 614-995-3810.