Disaster Preparedness for Families with Special Needs
Talking to Children with Special Needs about Tragedy
Terrorism, tragic accidents, natural disasters -- it's hard enough discussing these things with children, but children with special needs present...
Fun 911 - Emergency Parent-Powered Playthings
If disaster brings power outages to your home, you may have some bored screen-deprived kids on your hands. These low-tech, electricity-free projects use stuff from your pantry to provide hours of amusement.
Good advice for emergency and disaster preparedness for families of children with special needs from Ohio Legal Rights Services.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Special Needs
A detailed PDF guide from FEMA and the American Red Cross.
Evacuation Preparedness Guide
Thorough description of what persons with disabilities will need to have planned and practiced to evacuate during a disaster.
Family Readiness Kit
The American Adademy of Pediatrics' 35-page resource for families that includes disaster fact sheets, "four steps to safety readiness," and instructions for putting together a family disaster supply kit.
Disaster Preparedness Worksheet
Fill this out with the names of health care providers and needed medications and keep it with disaster supplies.
Caring for people with disabilities in a natural disaster
A Florida paper offers some tips. (8/5/08)