With increased opportunity often comes increased responsibility. People with access and functional needs are increasingly integrated into the community. Along with that comes the responsibility to do as much personal emergency preparedness planning as possible.
Develop support teams that can assist you at home, school, work and play; prepare a “go kit” with the essentials you’ll need in the event of an evacuation; keep adequate supplies of vital prescriptions on hand and work with friends and neighbors to identify transportation options in the event an evacuation is ordered.
For information on becoming more prepared, please see Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs (document from the American Red Cross will open in new window. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader® to view)