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Emergency Preparedness from Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills is a life skills workbook to help students with special needs understand how to prepare for and protect themselves during a natural disaster in accordance with federal mandates for transition services and adult living education. These workbooks serve as both a traditional print version and an interactive version - using Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Emergency Preparedness provides instruction in adult living skills and transitional skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike and provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates, Indicator 13 requirements, and SCAN recommendations. Like the other books in this series, Emergency Preparedness contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Record Keeping include:


  • Why should I prepare?
  • What is a natural disaster?
  • Neighborhood preparedness
  • Getting ready--joining EAS
  • Getting ready--paperwork
  • Getting ready--emergency preparedness kit
  • Prescription preparedness
  • Getting ready with disabilities
  • Food and water preparation
  • My comfort needs
  • Don't forget the dog!
  • Storing the stuff
  • Making a family preparedness plan
  • Dealing with blizzards and winter storms
  • Dealing with earthquakes/tsunamis
  • Dealing with floods
  • Dealing with heat waves
  • Dealing with tornadoes
  • Dealing with wildfires
  • When pandemics complicate things
  • Staying safe during clean-up
  • Where to start?


Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement. Join my newsletter to receive monthly updates and free lessons on timely topics by requesting at Follow me here or on facebook at Transition 2 Life or for weekly blogs and free lessons.

Emergency Preparedness - 2 Workbooks

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