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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

State of Illinois : Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with Disabilities : deverse resources and info

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs
State of Illinois

Functional Needs:
While being prepared for disasters and emergencies is important for all individuals, it is even more critical for those with functional needs who may need assistance during an emergency. The following information provides emergency preparedness tips for individuals with functional needs and their caregivers.

Emergency Kit:
Refer to this Disaster Supplies Kit checklist when assembling the items you need to stay safe during and after a disaster. Consider keeping additional kits at work and in your vehicle(s).

Health Card:
Print and cut out this convenient Emergency Health Information Card. Fill in your information and your emergency contact information. Carry it with you at all times near your drivers license or ID card so it is readily available in the event of an emergency.

Download a complete copy of Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs at: http://www.ready.illinois.gov/pdf/PreparednessTips_FunctionalNeeds.pdf

Also Download for a specific Need:
*Cognitive Impairments
*Deaf or Hard of Hearing
*Life Support Systems
*Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems
*Mobility Impairments
*Service Animals and Pets
*Visual Impairments
*Parents or Caregivers of Children

# Visit State of Illinois Ready Illinois at: http://www.ready.illinois.gov/before/specialneeds.htm

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