Emergency Preparedness Tips for Those with Functional Needs
State of Illinois
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.
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).
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:
*Deaf or Hard of Hearing
*Life Support Systems
*Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems
*Service Animals and Pets
*Parents or Caregivers of Children
# Visit State of Illinois Ready Illinois at: http://www.ready.illinois.gov/before/specialneeds.htm