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Emergency Preparedness Information

Autism Society – Preparedness Tips for Families
Disaster Preparedness Tips for Families Affected by Autism

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This site continues to keep the public informed about public health emergencies and provides the information needed to protect and save lives.

Disaster Planning for Families of Children with Special Needs
From the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) Children with Special Health Care Needs Work Group.  This site provides resources and links to assist families in preparing and reacting to disasters and emergencies.

NASP – School Safety and Crisis Resources
NASP has made these materials available free of charge to the public in order to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.

Make A Plan – Individuals with Access & Functional Needs
From Ready America, FEMA,, and Citzen Corps.  Each person’s needs and abilities are unique, but every individual can take important steps to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and put plans in place.

Nobody Left Behind – Disaster Preparedness or Persons with Mobility Impairments
Important information from University of Kansas, Research and Training Center on Independent Living.

Ready America – Get a Kit – Emergency Preparedness Information for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
Instructions for an Emergency Supply Kit. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately.


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