Access and Functional Needs
The term “access and functional needs” refers to the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities.
The same challenges apply to the elderly and other special needs populations. All individuals and families should take the time before a disaster to plan for survival at home,
in an emergency shelter, or elsewhere in the event of an actual emergency. Here are some good sources of information to help you in your planning:
People with disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs: Preparing and Planning
Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters: This section of Disability.gov has tools and resources that can help you and your family.