Special Needs Registry

The special needs registry is a planning tool to allow citizens with special needs the opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster.

Who is an Individual With Special Needs?

An individual with special needs is someone who will require assistance in excess of that provided to the general public in a time of disaster, particularly in the event that large scale evacuation is necessary. You may have heard the term special needs, vulnerable populations or access and functional needs.