Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
The ADD is the U.S. Government entity responsible for implementing the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. ADD provides funding, monitoring, and policy guidance to its programs nationwide.
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
The NCIL increases awareness of the rights of people living with disabilities through advocacy and policy implementations. The organization's website includes important training and conference events, as well as resources for youth, parents, veterans, and elderly persons living with or caring for those with disabilities. http://www.ncil.org
Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC)
Housed in the Federal Emergency Management Agency, ODIC integrates and coordinates emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for children and adults with disabilities and others with access and functional needs before, during, and after a disaster.
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Disabled People and Disaster Planning (DP2)
DP2 is a group of people who have recommended ways to reduce or eliminate the barriers to access that many people with disabilities experience after disasters. The website presents the group's recommendations, as well as other information relevant to assisting people with disabilities in preparing for and coping with disasters, especially earthquakes.
Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities, Disability-Related Organizations, and Emergency Managers and Planners
This website provides guides, checklists, tools, videos, and lessons learned for individuals with disabilities and emergency managers preparing for disasters.
This website provides essential information for people with disabilities, their family members, care providers, and emergency managers, planners, and responders.
Emergency Preparedness: Disability.gov
This web page contains information for people with disabilities, their families, employers, and first responders regarding actions to take before, during, and after emergencies. It provides comprehensive information on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery plans that take into account the needs of people with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative
The National Organization on Disability launched the Emergency Preparedness Initiative to help emergency managers address disability concerns during an emergency and to ensure that people with disabilities are included in planning, response, and recovery. The materials available include guides for emergency managers, tips for people with disabilities, and a report on special needs for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
The Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities was established to ensure that the Federal Government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.
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Last updated 1/29/2014
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Care-Givers.
Immediate Disaster Response: Hurricane Sandy-Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS)
This installment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focuses on first responders and, currently, Hurricane Sandy.