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When Disaster Strikes: An Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Service Providers

The following checklist was developed by United Cerebral Palsy to help community providers of services for individuals with disabilities to fully engage their organization, including staff, volunteers and the individuals they serve, in community, organizational and personal preparedness for emergencies and disasters.

Community Emergency Planning

Your organization can play an important role in community emergency preparedness through the following:


Organizational Preparedness

The following are procedures to help ensure your organization is ready and survives an emergency or disaster:


Individual Preparedness

The following are procedures to help insure that the individuals you serve are prepared:


Adapted and reprinted with permission from “When Disaster Strikes: An Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Providers of Services and Supports for People with Disabilities,” published by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), Washington, D.C. Retrieved June 6, 2007 from www.ancor.org/issues/disaster/UCP_when_disaster_strikes_05-06.pdf. For further information call UCP at 800/872-5827 or visit www.ucp.org.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/201/default.html). Citation: Moseley, C., Salmi, P., Johnstone, C. & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2007). Impact: Feature Issue on Disaster Preparedness and People with Disabilities, 20(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/201/201.pdf.

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