Emergency Preparedness

ACI is committed to providing assistance to people with disabilities during disaster emergencies. Through the our Facebook page, ACI connects individuals to local, county and state resources. ACI also works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to bring federal assistance to those with disabilities. 

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ACI recently received a grant from AmeriCares to distribute emergency supplies, including emergency kits, first aid kits, adult briefs and wheelchairs, among other items. ACI will also be conducting 4 workshops on emergency preparedness during the Spring and Summer of 2013.

ACI also conducts workshops and training on emergency preparedness to help individuals with disabilities and organizations that assist persons with disabilities be better prepared and successfully respond to disaster emergencies.

ACI staff is certified by the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University to provide training on disability sensitivity and awareness and accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act to organizations so they can better serve their customers (and accommodate employees) with disabilities.

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County, State and Federal Resources

General Assistance and Information: www.nj211.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov

Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management: co.middlesex.nj.us/emergency

NJ State Office of Emergency Management: www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/special-needs-njsnap.html

Red Cross of Central Jersey (Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Mercer Counties.): www.redcross.org/nj/princeton

Red Cross of Summit (Morris, Union and Warren Counties, and the towns of Millburn and Short Hills in Essex County): www.redcross.org/nj/summit

Somerset County Office of Emergency Management: www.co.somerset.nj.us/division/emergencyman.html

Union County Office of Emergency Management: ucnj.org/government/public-safety/emergency-management