Emergency Preparedness:

Learn how your organization can become more prepared for emergencies, and better serve people with disAbilities. The Alliance is actively involved in community preparedness. We can assist you in planning for a disaster as a person with a disAbility or to ensure your organization/business will be able to meet the needs of all people.

The Alliance recommends 5 tips to help you prepare for a disaster. They are:

  1. Create a local network and communications plan to be used in an emergency or disaster.
  2. Compile important information and complete a disaster and emergency preparedness self-assessment.
  3. Meet with your network, plan to complete preparedness tasks, and further assist you in emergency preparedness.
  4. Get informed about community plans in place for emergency and disaster preparedness
  5. Create an emergency preparedness kit that would sustain you and your household to shelter-in-place for one week in case of an emergency or disaster

Additional information on emergency preparedness for people with disAbilities and ways to become involved in planning efforts:

  1. Have an emergency plan for your business that includes everyone.
  2. Read the Alliance’s Position Paper on Emergency Preparedness for People with disAbilities and ways we could improve and enhance response systems. (coming soon!)
  3. Become a member of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn how you can prepare your community for working with disabilities. You will be trained in assisting within your neighborhood, should an emergency arise.

Would you like to assist the Alliance to provide emergency preparedness kits to people with disAbilities?

Join with other businesses and individuals to assist us in making emergency kits available to people with disabilities. The Alliance will accept in-kind and monetary donations. Please specify that you would like your funds to go towards empowering people with disabilities to be prepared for a disaster

If you are interested in working with the Alliance on goals that can assist you to live as an integrated member of the community, please contact us.