AAC Disaster Relief Information Sheet
People with significant disabilities who are unable to speak are among the hardest hit
by disasters like Hurricanes Irma and Maria. They may get separated from their
caregivers, lose access to their speech generating devices and their low-tech tools,
get their batteries destroyed, and/or get relocated to places where helpers are
clueless about communicating with them. The disruption in daily routines brings added
stress that may trigger problem behavior or meltdowns.
Fortunately, a national organization devoted to the support of such people has
stepped up with a unique approach to connecting these people with resources and
experts who can provide immediate help and support.
Recovers.org is a web portal that enables people in need during disasters to make
specific requests for support, lets people who want to help describe the skills they can...