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This document has been specially developed by a team of emergency management and health professionals to help assist those with special needs to be better prepared for a disaster or emergency. your ability to successfully respond to a disaster is directly related to your preparedness prior to the disaster. you should review this document with your family and any persons who may provide care for you.
Developed by the State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency includes tips on things like dealing with life-support systems during a crisis or making sure guide dogs get proper care. It has sections related to cognitive impairments, hearing loss, life support systems, blindness, lack of mobility, mental illness, and more. It also includes information on developing disaster kits and health cards for people with functional needs.
Health and Disability Toolkit