Tips for People with Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities
This fact sheet is designed to provide a checklist
for activities for people with disabilities to improve their emergency
Preparation may seem like a lot of work. It is.
Preparing does take time and effort. So do a little at a time, as your energy
and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing. The more you do,
the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself, your family and
|Practice what to do during and after a disaster. |
|Keep a written emergency plan with you.|
Give a copy of the plan to personal support
|Practice how to tell someone about what you need. |
Before, During and
After a Disaster
Practice what to do during and after a disaster. Practice
leaving places where you spend time (work, home, school) until you feel
comfortable and feel confident that you will know what to do during and after a
Keep a written emergency plan with you and in several
locations. Make sure your emergency plan is easy to read and understand.
After a disaster, information often comes at you quickly.
Think through ways to do things you will need to do after a disaster. Small tape
recorder, calendar with room for notes and to do lists will help you remember
Give copies of your written emergency plan to your personal
support network buddies.
Information adapted from Independent Living Resource Center
San Francisco and theAmerican Red