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Let’s Make A Plan! Training Manual

Nancy Svirida, Disability Law Center, May 2007

●  Sunscreen

●  Prescription medicines, Extra eye-glasses

●  Extra batteries (hearing-aids, wheelchairs, oxygen, cell phones, etc.)

●  Jumper cables or specific recharging device for car’s cigarette lighter

●  Signaling device (whistle, horn, beeper, bell, light)

Extra Considerations for Individuals with Emotional and/or Mental Disabilities:

●  Maintain your individual safety plan i.e. calming techniques and de-escalation strategies

●  Keep sensory tools with you

●  Consider setting up wellness or quiet room at shelter

Extra Considerations for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities:10

●  Heavy gloves to use while wheeling around over glass and debris

●  Patch kit to repair flat tires

●  Spare cane or walker

●  Back up lightweight manual chair

Extra Considerations for Individuals with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities:11

●  Communication devices and spare batteries

●  Paper and writing materials

●  Favorite item to help you maintain focus while waiting in lines

10 Taken from Prepare Yourself Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Mobility Disabilities, National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness Initiative, and Emergency Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety – Tips for People with Disabilities and Activity Limitations, June 2006, Emergency Survival Program Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management.

11 Taken from Prepare Yourself Disaster Readiness Tips for People with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities, National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness Initiative.

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