Disabilities, Access, and Functional Needs Support
The Office of Emergency Services supports the emergency preparedness and response needs of students with disabilities, access and functional needs.
Materials from Outside Sources
- Emergency Management Considerations for Disabilities (OSDFS)
- Emergency Evacuation Procedures for the Physically Challenged
- Emergency Survival Program Guide
- Evacuation Guide (NFPA)
- Tips for Evacuating Vulnerable Populations
- Emergency Communication 4 All: Picture Communication Aid (English)
- Emergency Communication 4 All: Picture Communication Aid (Spanish)
- Emergency Preparedness for Children with Special Needs - Seattle Children's Hospital
- Children with Special Health Care Needs: Emergency Information Form (ACEP)
- Planning for the Whole Community (FEMA)
- Emergency Plan for Students with Special Needs (Marin County Schools)
- Personal Emergency Evacuation Planning Tool for School Students with Disabilities (NFPA)
- Guidelines for Emergency Plan for Disabilities (DC Schools
- Key Earthquake Safety Tips for People with Disabilities (Shakeout)
- Earthquake Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities (Shakeout)
- Protect Yourself During Earthquakes - disabilities graphic
- Feeling Safe, Being Safe disaster preparedness program developed by and for people with developmental disabilities.
An Evac+Chair can be requested for multiple story schools that have students who use wheelchairs or walkers and attend classes above the ground floor. The online training course (on the Learning Zone) STEPS 210 "Assisting Students with Special Needs during an Emergency" must be completed by several staff members before an Evac+ Chair and the required hands-on training is delivered. A Rescue Seat may also be requested.A generator is provided to schools that have students who use a ventilator to provide emergency charging power for the ventilator battery. The owner's manual and videos showing how to operate and maintain a Honda eu1000i generator are available at http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/eu1000i.A one-hour presentation is available: "Assisting Students with Disabilities in an Emergency". Topics include a variety of evacuation techniques and other emergency considerations. This topic is also now available as a four-hour workshop.The LAUSD Emergency Preparedness for Students with Disabilities Tips and Checklist is designed to help schools plan for the disaster needs of students with a variety of disabilities and types of support.