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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

What is a Developmental Disability

A developmental disability is attributable to mental or physical impairment or a combination of both. These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurologically handicapping conditions found to be closely related to intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with intellectual disability. The disability originates before the age of 22 and is expected to continue indefinitely, and it results in significant limitation of three or more of the following types of activities:

  • Self care
  • Speaking and understanding language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction
  • Ability to live independently
  • Able to earn and manage income


  • As a whole the child, teen or adult shows a serious need for a unique combination of special services and support that would be required throughout their lives.