disability and disaster preparation

A new federal program provides personal care aides for individuals with disabilities stranded in emergency shelters during a declared disaster

posted on August 13, 2012 - 6:00am
Wildfires, windstorms and floods have been in the news regularly this year. What if such a disaster suddenly hit your neighborhood? Would you be prepared?  Planning ahead for emergency situations is especially important for people who have disabilities that affect mobility and self-care. You are in the best position to plan for your own safety and well-being since you know your functional...

When a 1,000-year storm hit Nashville, a writer with muscular dystrophy learned the truth of the adage ‘it’s all about neighbors helping neighbors’

posted on January 1, 2011 - 4:28pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 1
Devastating. Humbling. Unifying. Frightening. Those are words that echoed through Nashville on the weekend of May 1, 2010, when the area was hit by a storm of Biblical proportions — a storm that would ultimately change the face of this beautiful city. Although I’ve written in the past about disaster preparation for Quest readers, there is nothing like firsthand experience. Here, then, is my story...