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.
- ReDiscovery: Resource Information on Disabilities
- Project REDD: Disaster Acronym Guide with Disability and Emergency Management Acronyms
- ReDiscovery: 100 Year Flood
- FEMA Accessible: After the Disaster: Critical Needs Assistance
- FEMA Accessible: Assisting Applicants with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Civil Rights in Emergencies and Disasters
- FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination: Navigating Disaster Long-Term Recovery: The Role of Disability Partners
- FEMA Accessible: Understanding Your Letter
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.