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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. This video from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers information on how to prepare a plan to care for pets before, during and after a disaster. Visit Preparing Makes Sense...

  4. Tips to help people with hearing disabilities prepare for emergencies. The National Weather Service recommends that people who are deaf have radio receivers connected to bed shakers, flashing lights or...

  5. Homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding can apply for disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To apply by phone,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. This booklet has printable, fill-in-the-blank forms to record important information that a person might need to take with them during emergencies. People with disabilities or their families can fill in personal details, including blood type, medications...

  9. 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...

  10. Find tips to help people with mobility disabilities prepare for emergencies that may happen in their community. Communicating with those around you, having a radio nearby and an emergency preparedness kit...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. This guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross has information and resources for parents and educators about how to help children cope with the effects of disaster,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Information about making local government emergency preparedness and response programs accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Includes specific examples of how emergency...

  17. Making emergency shelters accessible for people with disabilities is generally required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This guide has information to help emergency planners ensure that shelters are...

  18. Information about how the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) applies to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery services offered by state and local governments. Includes information about how to make emergency services...

  19. 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...

  20. This guide from the National Fire Protection Association has information on emergency planning for people with mobility, visual, hearing, speech, or cognitive disabilities. It includes a checklist that building managers and people with disabilities...

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