Emergency Plans

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Emergency Planning

We can help you prepare when emergencies happen.

What is Emergency Preparedness?

The term “Emergency planning and preparedness” can cover a wide variety of topics like emergency, risk, disaster, and hazard management.

Being prepared for an emergency is crucial for you and your family, in your home, in your place of business, or your school, and throughout your community.

Emergencies happen. Don’t wait until you are in the middle of trouble. We can help you plan to be prepared in case of a disaster. Proper planning could be lifesaving.

One of our specialists can help you create a plan just for you.

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Depending on our availability, we can provide some trainings for organizations at no cost. At times, we may have to charge a fee. This can be negotiated prior to service delivery.

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  • UCPNE – United Cerebral Palsy of Northeastern PA
  • UCPCP – United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA
  • TRPIL – Transitional Paths to Independent Living
  • CLASS – Community Living and Support Services
  • PIAT – PA’s Initiative on Assistive Technology
  • LVCIL – Lehigh Valley CIL
  • CIL of NCPA – CIL of North Central PA
  • CRI – Community Resources for Independence
  • LIFT – Life and Independence for Today

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TechOWL’s services are funded by the federal Assistive Technology Act Program that supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer-responsive. The Administration for Community Living is the federal overseeing entity. In Pennsylvania, the Assistive Technology Act Program is called Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology or “PIAT”.

PIAT makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families.

The amount of Pennsylvania’s annual award is based largely on our population and is based on a formula.

Next Steps Expand If you are interested in training for class or organization, please request a training through this website.

Please click on the button below and fill out our online form.

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Tools and Resources for Personal Emergency Preparedness

My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA

My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA is an interactive form designed to help people with disabilities create personal plans to prepare themselves, their families, and their supports for emergencies.

My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA (PDF)

Picture Communication Boards

Picture communication boards can support people with communication disabilities and people who do not speak English. They’re a great tool for emergency shelter workers and first responders to keep handy.

Questions about how to use picture-based communication? Watch a helpful video on our YouTube channel!

English/Spanish aids revised 2018:
English/Spanish Emergency Communication Board 8.5x11in (PDF – 847 KB)
English/Spanish Emergency Communication Board 8.5x14in (PDF – 1502 KB)

Emergency Planning for Students

This template is for teachers, parents, and school-age students. It talks about needs that are specific to the school environment.

Individual Emergency and Lockdown Plan (Download PDF)

A recorded webinar and related handouts are also available for this topic.

Additional Handouts from Emergency Planning for Students (Download Zipped File)


Additional Information

For more emergency preparedness tools and resources, visit the Institute on Disabilities website at https://disabilities.temple.edu/eprep

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