Emergency Planning for
People with Disabilities

If you carefully think out the answers to the questions below, you’ll help people with special needs successfully navigate an emergency.

If possible, designate someone to be in charge of caring for and assisting the person with special needs in your group.

Mobility needs:

Special medication needs:

In a serious emergency, you might find your time away from home extended by weeks or even months, so you have to consider how you’ll handle a prolonged evacuation period for a person with special needs.

Some people may need extra supplies. Here are some items to consider:

Be sure to label your equipment with your name and contact information.