This webpage provides planning and response information, resources and strategies that can assist the area agencies on aging network to better prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, disasters, epidemics and pandemics.
When communities integrate the needs of children and adults with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into their community-wide planning initiatives, they maximize resources, meet their obligations and strengthen their ability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards.
- Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs (FEMA) video
- Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities(American Red Cross) (PDF)
- Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For People With Disabilities (FEMA.gov)
Administration for Community Living Resources
- Keeping Older Americans and People with Disabilities Safe and Healthy during Emergencies
- Roadmap to Emergency Preparedness, February 2009 (PDF)
- Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) (PDF)
Presentations at the 2009 Texas Conference on Aging
These documents are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.
- Emergency preparedness plans
- Effective emergency preparedness planning
- Emergency plan review checklist (Excel)
- AAA Reporting Tool (Excel)
- AAA-TA 304 Influenza Precautionary Recommendations for Congregate Sites
- AAA-PI 315: Use of debit and gift cards in a disaster situation
- AAA-PI 317 Congregate Meal Site Closure
- Simplified intake process