People with intellectual, cognitive or developmental disabilities get involved as both victims and suspects/offenders with law enforcement and with the criminal justice system. The police are ready to help in many different ways to help us feel safe.
The Stanford Health Literacy Lab is looking for help in beta testing a Decision Guide for Families with Special Needs. This interactive, educational Guide for Parents of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, is intended to help parents make sense of back-to-school decisions. We know that most people have already had to make a decision about going back to school, but we anticipate that these decisions may change or will have to be made repeatedly, so your feedback is important. Please access the Decision Guide here.
These resources will assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for disasters. Regional and FEMA (government) resources are also included in all three brochures.
Creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan with Your Caregiver: This resource focuses on the importance of discussing emergency planning between individuals and their caregivers. Sheltering in Place, Community Sheltering and Evacuating are all covered in this resource.
Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities: Impact Areas of Disasters. This resource discusses 10 areas of an individual’s life that would be affected in the event of an emergency. Information about receiving alerts and a review of Smart 911 is also included.
Creating Your Emergency Kit: This resource provides individuals with information regarding the importance of having an emergency kit. A list of items to include in a kit and a checklist of what to do to be prepared is also provided.