People with Disabilities
and Other Special Needs
For People with Disabilities:
- Create a
support network to help in an emergency.
these people where you keep your emergency supplies.
- Give one
member of your support network a key to your house or apartment.
your city or county government's emergency information management office.
Many local offices keep lists of people with disabilities so they can be
located quickly in a sudden emergency.
medical alert tags or bracelets to help identify your disability.
- If you
are dependent on dialysis or other life sustaining treatment, know the
location and availability of more than one facility.
others how to operate your wheelchair.
- Know the
size and weight of your wheelchair, in addition to whether or not it is
collapsible, in case it has to be transported.
Supplies for People with Disabilities:
medicines, list of medications including dosage, list of any allergies.
eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries.
wheelchair batteries, oxygen.
a list of the style and serial number of medical devices.
insurance and Medicare cards.
of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified if you are hurt.