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Individuals and Families: Disabilities or Special Needs


 

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities or Special Needs.
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Ready America Resources for People with Disabilities or Special Needs:
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FEMA: Preparing for Disaster Guide link opens in a new window

 

This guide is designed to help people with disabilities prepare an emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency.

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Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities Guide​ link opens in a new window

This guide was developed by the American Red Cross and is designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities prepare for natural disasters.

 
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Ready Now: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities Toolkit link opens in a new window

 

This Toolkit was developed by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) for people with disabilities to use in preparing for emergencies.

 
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Accessible Emergency Information: Bridging Gaps in Emergency Preparedness Website link opens in a new window

 

This website offers 18 emergency preparedness topics formatted to be friendly to deaf, blind, and limited sight populations. The information on the website is available in video and downloadable document format.

 
Disability.gov Personal Preparedness website link opens in a new window

 

National Organization on Disability website link opens in a new window
 
View an
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of disability-related emergency management resources.

s.a.f.e.t.y.first
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Easter Seals Disability Services national public education campaign, s.a.f.e.t.y first: Working Together for Safer Communities resources:

 

Emergency planning checklists for people with medical needs:

 

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