Children In Disasters Real Stories - Special Needs and Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for a disaster before it strikes is essential for all families. For families that include children with special needs, the challenges can be even greater. Read these stories of how real families and caregivers responded to such challenges, and what they learned in the process.

Photo of tornado shelter sign.

Children with Special Needs

Photo of many people with their hands in the middle of a circle together.

Community Support

Photo of a boy hiding in a corner of a room.

Family Emergency Planning

Emergency response staff reviewing steps to use a water purification unit.

Pediatric Providers

Jen's son Grant and daughter Libby

Reunification Plans