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Strategies for Protecting Students with Disabilities in an Emergency

The article, "Protecting Students With Disabilities in an Emergency: 5 Key Strategies" outlines five best practices special educators and emergency management officials recommend to protect students with disabilities in a school shooting emergency. These strategies include:

  • Plan ahead
  • Identify individualized needs
  • Create a roster of information so teachers can swiftly provide accommodations
  • Be prepared with an emergency to-go bag
  • Be mindful about how to practice for emergencies to avoid adding trauma