Special Needs & Seniors

Special Needs & Seniors


Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
This booklet provides tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and maintaining these plans for people with mobility problems or who have hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities. These tips provide you and your caregivers with considerations needed to help manage communications, equipment, pets and home hazards.

This booklet, co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security, FEMA is available from your local chapter of the Red Cross.

Prepare for Emergencies Now brochure. Information for Older Americans.

Emergency Preparedness for Disabled and Special Needs Persons. This American Red Cross site outlines special emergency preparedness planning considerations for the disabled and special populations. The site contains downloadable brochures and helpful emergency preparedness planning guidance.

Individuals with Access and Functional Needs. This FEMA site outlines special emergency preparedness planning considerations. The site contains instructional videos, downloadable brochures and helpful emergency preparedness planning guidance.

Emergency Preparedness for the Older American. This FEMA site outlines special emergency preparedness planning considerations for older Americans. The site contains instruction video, downloadable brochures, and helpful planning tips.

National Organization on Disability
Emergency Preparedness Initiative