Resources and Tips for People with Access and Functional Needs

Preparing Seniors and Disabled Family Members

Seniors and people with disabilities may need special consideration when preparing for a disaster. The Marin Center for Independent Living exists to assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society. Independent Living, as seen by its advocates, is a philosophy, a way of looking at disability and society, and a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who proclaim to work for self-determination, self-respect and equal opportunities.

The Marin Center for Independent Living (MCIL) is the go to source for assistance and information to help Marin’s Access and Functional Needs Community to prepare for disasters.

Please visit their website for more information

Download MCIL’s instruction booklet and workbook for their Powered & Prepared program

Additional Resources

Below are additional resources to help individuals and families with special needs plan and prepare for events such as wildfire.