Emergency Management

Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and emergency management models that include active involvement of knowledgeable people with disabilities during each phase. Publications consider the importance of comprehensive and collaborative communication, planning, and implementation activities from preparation through recovery phases of disaster planning.


  • NCD Letter to House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness Regarding IPAWS Bill (HTML)


  • Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)


  • The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on People with Disabilities: A Look Back and Remaining Challenges (HTML) (PDF)
  • The Needs of People with Disabilities with Psychiatric Disabilities During and After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Position Paper and Recommendations (HTML) (PDF)


  • Emergency Management and People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Congressional Briefing (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability on Hurricane Katrina Affected Areas I (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability on Hurricane Katrina Affected Areas II (HTML) (PDF)
  • Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning (HTML) (PDF)


  • Progress in Advancing the Status of People with Disabilities Around the World: The Work of the United States Delegation to the Thirty-Third Session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (HTML)

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