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Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.
Disasters and Disabilities


Preparedness for People with
Disabilities & Others with Needs
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    People with Special Needs - Emergency planning information for people with limited mobility or other special needs.

    Ready.gov provides information for People with limited mobility and other specials needs 

    Accessible Emergency Information - 18 emergency preparedness topics formatted for people who have impaired vision or are deaf or blind.

    “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs”  - FEMA in partnership with the American Red Cross.

    Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety is a guide for people with disabilities and other activity limitations created by the Center for Disability Issues & the Health Professions (2002)

    Personal Preparedness Planning - Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities

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    ​Additional Information

    What do we mean when we say "people with special needs?" -Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD)