Disability and Emergency Preparedness: Resources and Research for Inclusive Emergency Preparedness Planning

The resources in this toolkit present the current landscape of emergency preparedness planning and response related to disability. These resources can help people with disabilities and their caregivers, emergency managers, first responders, and community-based organizations prepare for emergencies and disasters. They can also help to facilitate further research by federal agencies and promote interagency collaboration related to disability and emergency preparedness. This toolkit offers a wide range of current resources developed through research from federal agencies and examples of best practices from across the public and private sectors. Because many of the emergency preparedness planning oversight happens at the state level, this toolkit emphasizes resources and best practices developed across different states.