Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities
The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University in collaboration with the Texas Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin released the Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities. The Toolkit addresses long-term recovery needs for individuals with disabilities and/or access and functional needs, post-disaster.
The Toolkit is designed for:
- Long-Term Recovery Committees/Groups (LTRCs/LTRGs),
- Disaster Case Mangers,
- Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD),
- Educators and School Personnel,
- Offices of Emergency Management,
- Community-based Organizations,
- Disability-Related Organizations, and
- Individuals with Disabilities and/or Access and Functional Needs.
The online resource features an overview of the disaster recovery process and disability information. The Toolkit provides information and resources regarding:
- Medical and Mental Health,
- Transportation and Mobility,
- Daily Living and Behavioral Support,
- Employment and Finances,
- Communication and Assistive Technology, and
- Social Relationship Supports.
The Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities is funded by the American Red Cross and maintained by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.