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Avoiding Disasters for the "Special Needs Population": Effective Planning, Response, and Recovery for the Special Needs Population, Consistent with Federal Civil Rights Laws (English)

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This presentation explains that the Federal Government defines individuals with special needs as those with functional needs in an emergency, including needs related to communication, transportation, supervision, medical care, and maintaining independence. The presentation helps professionals comply with laws prohibiting discrimination against people with functional needs and highlights strategies to help address functional needs in emergencies.
This resource is also available in Spanish.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)