The New Jersey Department of Education is partnering with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to improve the state’s ability to respond to residents with disabilities or those with functional needs when a natural disaster or any other emergency occurs. “Register Ready” a Special Needs Registry for Disasters http://www.registerready.nj.gov/ is an online registry in which families can provide emergency response agencies with information so that responders can be better prepared to assist those individuals in need. “Register Ready” is a confidential database that can only be accessed by designated local, county and state emergency managers.
The NJOEM Register Ready webpage contains links to brochures in English and Spanish. Families should go to the Register Ready registration webpage to sign up for the program. The NJOEM encourages New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs to sign up with Register Ready.