The mission of Project REDD is to:
- conduct high-quality research and evaluation studies on how disasters effect individuals with disabilities and their families, and
- provide research-based training and outreach on the topic of disability and disaster for organizations, service providers, families, and individuals.
Project REDD has collaborated with a broad range of other academic and research entities in investigating issues. Project REDD partners with other researchers exploring psychological constructs related to the effects of disaster.
In addition, Project REDD studies issues of critical importance to individuals with disabilities affected by disaster including long-term recovery, case management, sheltering, and preparedness.
Project REDD has produced the “Mobile TIPS for First Responder, the “Disaster Acronym Guide” and the “Texas Guide to Supports and Services for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families Affected by Disasters.” Project REDD materials are distributed to emergency management personnel, case managers, volunteer organizations, county extension agents, and citizens throughout Texas.
Project REDD is affiliated with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.