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Find information about common reactions to traumatic events, methods for dealing with stress and when to seek professional help. Visit Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering from Disasters & Other Traumatic...
Learn about fire safety for people with developmental disabilities and their family members and caregivers. Topics include developing home exit plans and maintaining smoke detectors. Visit Online Fire Safety Course...
Provides information on self-help in coping after a disaster and what to do if additional help is needed. Visit Self Care & Self-Help Following Disasters...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging (AoA) recommends a three-step approach in the planning for emergencies or disasters: 1) Know the basics; 2) Have your...
Information about the importance of maintaining emergency health information in order to inform emergency and rescue personnel what they need to know about you in the event of an emergency...
Find tips for coping for people feeling overwhelmed following natural disasters or other traumatic events. If you're feeling stressed or depressed, call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY: 1-800-846-8517) to speak with a crisis counselor 24...
Tips from the American Red Cross on making an emergency plan and assembling a disaster preparedness kit for people with limited mobility or those with hearing, visual or cognitive disabilities. This link opens a...
This guide from the Job Accommodation Network explains employers' legal obligation to develop emergency evacuation plans and how to include employees with disabilities in developing these plans. Visit Employers' Guide to Including Employees with Disabilities...
The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media provides information about media accessibility for people with disabilities. Its Digital Media Guidelines offer information for parents and teachers about how assistive technology can...
Resources for individuals, families, caregivers and service providers, including Just in Case: Emergency Readiness for Older Adults and Caregivers and links to other federal departments and national relief agencies. Visit Administration...
Easter Seal's s.a.f.e.t.y. first campaign offers information and resources about emergency planning and response for people with disabilities and their families. Find information about key considerations in emergency planning for people with disabilities, evacuation planning resources,...
This booklet provides an overview of workplace-related emergency planning for disasters. This link opens a PDF document. Visit How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies & Evacuations...
This training program offers information for fire departments, first responders, and children and adults who may have difficulty communicating during emergencies because of a disability. Training materials include a manual, symbol and sign booklet,...
First responders can take this online training course to learn strategies for assisting people with disabilities during an emergency. Visit Developmental Disabilities Awareness Training for First Responders...
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This guide has information that can help people with disabilities, their families and caregivers prepare for, and recover from, a disaster or emergency situation. It also has information about the...
Information from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) about cleaning a home damaged by flood waters. Includes tips for what can be saved and what must be thrown...
This website has information for emergency managers and state and local government agencies to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and disaster response and recovery...
"My Safety, My Responsibility, My Plan" is an online program to help adults with intellectual disabilities and their families prepare for emergencies. Watch videos and use guides that you download to...
This guide from the United Spinal Association provides information for people who use wheelchairs, their family members, employers and coworkers about how to plan for and safely get out of...
Federal agency responsible for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse and mental health prevention and treatment services. Learn about the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Offers crisis hotlines...
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