Disabilities, Access, and Functional Needs Support
The Office of Emergency Management supports the emergency preparedness and response needs of students with disabilities, access and functional needs.
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)Feeling Safe, Being Safe disaster preparedness program developed by and for people with developmental disabilities.LAUSD RESOURCES:Evac+Chair
NEW PROGRAM! Evac Chairs will now be provided through the STairway Emergency Evacuation for Disabilities (STEED) program. The District is purchasing an Evac Chair for each multiple story school to facilitate safe and effective emergency evacuation for all students, regardless of physical ability. An Evac Chair allows students with disabilities and health conditions to evacuate using the stairways in an emergency, providing disaster equity and access for our students. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has created the STEED program to manage the shipping of Evac Chairs to schools and conducting the necessary training for school staff.STEED resources:A generator or rechargable power unit is provided to schools that have students who use a ventilator to provide emergency charging power for the ventilator battery. We are in the process of changing devices to a rechargeable power unit. View the User Manual and video on the rechargeable units for more details.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.Contact Michael Edwards at (213) 500-5688 or email@example.com for assistance with the above needs.