Overview of Disabilities and Long-Term Recovery

People with disabilities experience similar needs and challenges as those without disabilities post-disaster, but often their experience has a different severity or duration. There are several resources and services available that concern various post-disaster needs often cited as top concerns for people with disabilities and those with access/functional needs.

The Long-Term Disaster Recovery Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities is funded through grants awarded by the American Red Cross to Dr. Laura M. Stough at Texas A&M University and Dr. Amy N. Sharp at the University of Texas at Austin and is maintained by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University.