Sept. 15 is Get Ready Day

9:14 a.m., Sept. 14, 2009----The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD) Project in the University's Center for Disabilities Studies is encouraging all Delawareans to participate in Get Ready Day on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, Get Ready Day is designed to help make all Delawareans, particularly those with disabilities, aware of the importance of being prepared for an emergency, including H1N1.

Even a person with a disability who is active and independent may have special needs around communication, transportation or medication that might be complicated during an emergency. HDWD wants to let people know that there are many resources available to help put a plan in place to make sure people with disabilities can stay healthy through any emergency, whether it's a hurricane, power outage or flu outbreak.

To help individuals prepare for an emergency, resources are available on the HDWD Web site, as well as ReadyAmerica, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Test Your Readiness Quotient and the Sesame Street Workshop emergency planning Web site.