Disabled and Special Needs
The Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI) of Monroe Community College is committed to educating and preparing all citizens in emergency preparedness.
Persons with disabilities are not unlike anyone else living in New York communities. HSMI encourages everyone to prepare for both evacuation and for sheltering in place. However, depending on the individual’s needs, a preparedness plan for a person with disabilities may need to include provisions for support networks, adaptive equipment, service animals, effective communications, accessible transportation and other individual needs. Emergency support networks consist of friends, relatives and aides who know where the person with special needs is, what assistance he or she needs, and resources required to assist them.
On this page you will find helpful videos and links specifically tailored for various special populations. Please contact HSMI if you have questions or require further assistance at 585-753-3921 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Accessible Emergency Information
Ready America Persons with Special Needs and Disabilities
FEMA: Individuals with Special Needs
Disability Preparedness: Personal Preparedness Training
U.S. Department of Transportation: Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
New York State Emergency Management Office