Resources for Disasters and Disability Directory for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families Experiencing the Effects of Hurricane Harvey

Final Report: September 11-December 4, 2017

July 26, 2018

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The Resources for Disasters and Disability (REDDy) Directory is a dynamic online disaster recovery directory addressing the resources and support needs of individuals with disabilities effected by Hurricane Harvey. The primary aim of the REDDy Directory is to provide case managers (who often have limited knowledge of disability-related needs) with up-to-date information and contact information on disability-related resources available throughout Texas. In addition, the REDDy Directory is assigned to assist long term recovery committees, disability-related organizations, disaster-related organizations, and individuals with disabilities in locating resources and services provided to Hurricane Harvey survivors. REDDy (in the beta phase) is an online searchable guide of disability-related resources, services, and information designed for individuals to search by zip code, key word (e.g. durable medical equipment), or resource type (e.g. Health and Medical Services).

From September 11th, 2017 to December 4th, 2017, the REDDy Directory was created and supported by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University and the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University of Texas. During this time frame, a beta verion of the REDDy Directory was formed, resource/services were sought out and added to the directory, and directory materials were created and disseminated to disability-related organizations, disaster-relief organizations, and other organizations assisting in disaster recovery.