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Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689

Real Stories – Special Needs and Emergency Preparedness

September is Preparedness Month. Preparing for a disaster before it strikes is essential for all families. For families that include children with special needs, the challenges can be even greater. Read these stories of how real families and caregivers responded to such challenges, and what they learned in the process.


Community Preparedness Workshop. Are you ready?

Thursday, September 5th at Modern Maturity Center, Dover Are you prepared for the coming hurricane season? September is the National Preparedness Month, so Independent Resources, Inc. (IRI), is partnering with the Modern Maturity Center; the Delaware Citizen Corps, Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA); the University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies; and the Division of […]

High Rise Evacuation for People with Disabilities

Webinar on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 2:00 ET Register for the webinar:

When emergencies strike and people in high rise structures are involved, organized evacuation of the building is necessary. People with disabilities are often thought to be hindrances to this organized evacuation or, worse, are afterthoughts in the evacuation process – putting them […]

Hurricane Sandy: Information for People with Disabilities, Hearing Loss

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy to take action and be prepared. People with disabilities or impairments can be disproportionately affected by this storm and its aftermath.

NCBDDD’s Division of Human Development and Disability has provided emergency readiness resources for people with disabilities and their […]

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. This video will help individuals with disabilities think about what they need to do to prepare for a disaster or emergency that might threaten their health or safety.

The Emerging Landscape: The Law Related to People with Disabilities and Emergency Preparedness and Response

The Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware is hosting a two-part webinar series titled “The Emerging Landscape: The Law Related to People with Disabilities and Emergency Preparedness and Response” featuring Brian Parsons, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

View the presentation […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Are you ready for an emergency? This year marks the eighth annual effort to support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage individuals to take action to ensure they are prepared for an emergency. The Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities (EPID) project at CDS helps people with disabilities prepare for a disaster. EPID staff recommends that […]

Get Ready Day

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

A disaster can strike at any time. On September 21st, prepare yourself and your family for an emergency by observing “Get Ready Day.” Three simple steps can help you “Get Ready” for an emergency. Join Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities as we help our families and friends prepare for […]