By Kerry Bonney, Health Information Specialist This is a good time of year for you to review your family’s emergency preparedness plan. When an emergency situation occurs, we have to possibly be self-sufficient and perhaps spend several days without utilities, medical aid or communications. As a parent caring for a child with special needs, you have extra things to think about. Jan Labas, an American Red Cross volunteer, states that “the most important rule is to have a plan.” To begin formulating a plan, ask yourself the following: 1. Will I leave my home? You may choose to stay at home, if possible, without water, phone, and/or electricity. Think about what your family would need to be self-sufficient and safe. Water, food, and food preparation, warmth, and medical supplies would need consideration. 2. If I must leave or choose to leave, where will I go and how will I get there? Wheelchairs, beds, and other medical equipment may require electricity or special acco
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.