|A Shared Responsibility: The need for an inclusive approach to emergency planning for people with disabilities|
This report gives many ideas on emergency planning for people with disabilities. The ideas cover communication, medical, functional Independence, supervision, and transportation needs.
|ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities|
This guide offers practical planning information for before, during, and after an emergency/evacuation situation. You can read it online or download it as a PDF file.
|After the Storm: A Guide to Help Children Cope with the Psychological Effects of a Hurricane|
This 41-page book has information, activities, and coping strategies to help parents and children cope with their reactions and feelings resulting from a hurricane and its aftermath. You can download it as a PDF.
|Creating Safe Communities|
This booklet helps local governments in Canada understand their legal “duty to accommodate” people with disabilities in emergency planning and response.
|Crisis Management and Working with the Media|
This book can help service providers prepare for, respond to and recover from dangerous, tragic or embarrassing situations.
|Disaster Preparedness for Families of Children with Special Needs|
This guide helps the families of children and youth with special health care needs to be prepared in the event of an emergency, disaster, or acts of terrorism. You can download it for free as a PDF.
|Disaster Preparedness, A Guide for Human Service Providers in Emergency Situations|
This 50-page book is a comprehensive planning guide for emergency preparedness in the Human Services environment.
|Emergency and Disaster Relief and Preparedness for People With Disabilities Partnered With Assistance Dogs|
This webpage has ideas for emergency responders about how to support people with disabilities and their service animals.
|Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide For People with Disabilities|
This guide has general information on emergency evacuation planning. It was developed with input from the disability community.
|Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety|
This guide helps people with disabilities learn how to prepare in case they need to get out of a building fast.
|Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Employees with Disabilities|
This booklet tells organizations the steps necessary to prepare evacuation plans.
|Emergency Management Be Prepared Kit|
These three booklets help persons with disabilities be prepared before an emergency happens.
|Emergency Planning Checklist|
This planning checklist is written for large, long term care settings. Many of the ideas are applicable to any home.
|Emergency Preparedness: A Guide for People with Disabilities|
This guide helps people with disabilities prepare for what to do in emergency situations. It has ideas for both GO and STAY situations.
|Emergency Preparedness: Best Practice Guidelines|
These two guides help people be prepared for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. There are separate guides for service providers, and case managers.
|Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety Tips for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations|
This booklet tells you how to make an emergency supply kit. It also helps you know how to be ready for an emergency.
|Emergency Supply Checklist|
This brochure has a checklist of supplies that everyone should include in an emergency supply kit.
|Enabling Safe Evacuations|
This web article has tips for employers and building managers on emergency preparedness and safe evacuation planning for people with disabilities.
|Fact Sheet: Using a Generator When Disaster Strikes|
This fact sheet tells how to use a generator. This can help if the electricity goes out.
|Feeling Safe, Being Safe|
This worksheet helps people with disabilities prepare for an emergency. You can download it as a PDF file.
This DVD and workbook show the right way to prevent accidents. It is written for DSPs working in either residential or day settings.
|Fire Safety Training DVD and Curriculum|
This fire safety training DVD comes with an 84-page staff training curriculum.
|Functional Needs Support Services Toolkit|
This publication helps communities and local governments make sure emergency plans include the needs of people with disabilities. It was developed by the State of Texas.
|Guide for Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Preparedness Planning|
This guide is written to help local and regional planners, responders and government leaders prepare for emergencies. It stresses the importance of including people with disabilities in the planning process.
|Impact: Feature Issue on Disaster Preparedness and People with Disabilities|
This newsletter is about including people with disabilities in emergency and disaster planning. There are articles about policy, research, and other articles that tell people's stories.
|On Target: Disability and Health in New York State|
This series of newsletters gives information and advice to individuals with disabilities on matters of health and well-being.
|Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities|
This 8-panel brochure provides information about how people with disabilities can prepare for emergencies before they happen.
|Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Disabilities (NOD)|
This brochure helps people with disabilities in preparing for a disaster. The entire brochure is available online.
|Prepare Yourself: Disaster Readiness Tips for Owners of Pets or Service Animals|
This brochure has many ideas to help owners of pets or service animals prepare for a disaster. It can be downloaded as a PDF.
|Preparedness: Tips for People with Special Medical Needs|
This fact sheet helps people with medical needs prepare for a disaster.
|Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs (American Red Cross)|
This booklet helps people with disabilities prepare for disasters. You can download it as a PDF.
|Project Safe EVAC (Evacuation and Accommodation of People with Disabilities) " In Advance: A Practical Handbook for Emergency Planning"|
This book gives background information and practical steps in creating sound evacuation plans for people with disabilities.
|Project Safe EV-AC: "In a Pinch"|
This guide shows how to evacuate persons with different types of disabilities from an emergency or dangerous situations in a matter of seconds or minutes.
|Removing the Barriers: A Fire Safety Factsheet for People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers|
This is a one-page fact sheet on fire safety for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities
|Resources on Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness|
This web-based article concludes with many resources on disability access issues in disaster preparedness and response.
|Root Cause Analysis: A Summary of Root Cause Analysis and its use in State Developmental Disabilities Agencies|
This paper describes the use of root cause analysis as a strategy to decrease errors and improve services to people with disabilities.
|Special Needs: Get a Game Plan, Hurricane Preparedness|
This three-page fact sheet has a set of steps for families to follow to be ready for a disaster, such as a hurricane. This guide focuses on meeting a family members specialized health and medical needs.
|Strategies in Emergency Preparedness for Transportation-Dependent Populations|
This report helps local governments and transportation providers prepare for the needs of people with disabilities during an emergency. It can be downloaded to your computer.
|The Needs Of People With Psychiatric Disabilities During And After Hurricanes Katrina And Rita: Position Paper And Recommendations|
This report documents that much pre-Katrina disaster planning did not consider the needs of people with psychiatric disabilities. It includes major findings and recommendations for future disaster planning.
|The Take and Go Emergency Book|
This is a booklet people with disabilities can use to record their personal, medical, and health information. It is meant to be taken along in case of an emergency evacuation.
|Tips For First Responders|
This is a field guide offering information on how to assist persons with a wide range of disabilities in emergencies. You can purchase it, or download it for free as a PDF.
|Transportation and Emergency Preparedness Checklist|
This four-page checklist is directed to local government entities and their contracted transportation providers. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.
|Workplace Emergency Planning for Workers with Disabilities A Handbook for Employers and Workers|
This guide tells everyone ways to assist persons with disabilities if there is an emergency at work.