Research and Education on Disability and Disaster


Project REDD: Research and Evaluation on Disability and Disaster was established by Dr. Laura M. Stough, Professor of Educational Psychology and Assistant Director at the Center on Disability and Development, to:

  • Conduct high-quality research and evaluation studies on how disasters affect individuals with disabilities in their families, and
  • Provide research-based training, education, and outreach on the topic of disability and disaster for organizations, service providers, and individuals

About Project REDD

Project REDD collaborates with a broad range of academic, research, and organizational entities to investigate psychological, educational, and social 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, mitigation, and preparedness. Project REDD uses evidence-based findings to develop training, outreach programs, and products that assist people with disabilities impacted by disaster.

Project REDD Materials

Several materials developed through Project REDD that are available below have been distributed to:

  • Emergency management personnel,
  • Case managers,
  • Volunteer organizations,
  • Disability-related organizations,
  • County extension agents, and
  • Individuals with disabilities and their families.