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For Alaskan families with children who have special needs, emergency planning takes on extra importance. This guidebook takes parents through the basic steps of creating an emergency kit and developing a family communication plans—keeping in mind the health concerns of children with special needs.

Health care access remains a key challenge for individuals experiencing disabilities. “Removing Barriers to Health Care,” a booklet developed by the Center for Universal Design and the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, provides guidelines to help health care providers make their facilities as accessible as possible.

Access to health clubs and fitness facilities is also a key concern for individuals experiencing disabilities. “Removing Barriers to Health Clubs and Fitness Facilities,” a booklet developed by the Center for Universal Design and the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health, provides guidelines to help fitness providers make their facilities as accessible as possible.

The CDC’s Disability and Health Program has created factsheets that help expand our understanding of disability in Alaska: