Resource Guide: Disaster Preparedness

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We cannot predict when a disaster will occur, but we can prepare. As vocational rehabilitation professionals, it is crucial that our planning to be prepared for disaster supports the unique and varied needs of the disability community, our customers with disabilities, and their caregivers.

Vocational rehabilitation and community agencies can play a critical role in minimizing the impact of disaster on individuals with disabilities and their caregivers by:

  • Developing community alliances to lay the groundwork for effective service coordination during a disaster.
  • Engaging and communicating appropriately with groups and individuals.
  • Validating the concerns and needs of disability communities and individuals.
  • Providing information and resources to support disability communities and individuals develop disaster preparedness plans to meet their unique needs and circumstances.
  • Being a source of information and support during a disaster.

Informed and thoughtful disaster planning can lead to stronger relationships with disability communities, partnering agencies, and people with disabilities. A thorough disaster plan can minimize the impact of disaster on individuals with disabilities and further their goals for sustained employment and quality of life.

TACQE provides expert technical assistance and consultation to support the efforts of vocational rehabilitation agencies, community service providers, and other stakeholders to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Disaster preparedness is one of the focus areas critical to achieving our goals.

Recommended Resources from TACQE and Partners

Use these resources to learn how disaster preparedness can improve quality employment outcomes for people with disabilities.

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