What are special needs?

Special Needs

In regards to T-SNAP, special needs are health issues or other circumstance which you feel emergency services personnel should know about in the event of an emergency. The T-SNAP application form lists several health issues that people might have such as:

  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Autism ( Hi / Low Function)
  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Life Support
  • Mental Health Condition
  • Mental Retardation / Intellectually Disabled
  • Non-Verbal / Speech Impairment
  • Physical Disability

The T-SNAP application form also provides space for other special needs including:

  • Dietary issues such as liquids-only or soft food diet or aspiration issues
  • Medications being used
  • Panic triggers such as noise, yelling, uniforms, loud sounds, being grabbed or touched
  • Primary and secondary languages
  • Sensory issues to light, sound, texture, touch, et cetera

While the T-SNAP application lists several special needs a person may have, the application form doesn't cover everything but the form does provide space to describe other special needs.

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1. What are special needs?
2. Is participation mandatory?
3. How much will it cost me?
4. My needs may change. Can I update the information after my initial submission?
5. Will the information be shared with anyone other than emergency responders?
6. My elderly parents lives in Trumbull. Can I use T-SNAP so that I’m called in the event Emergency Service personnel are dispatched to my parents' home?
7. My neighbor has a key to my house. Can I provide this information on the T-SNAP application?
8. What if I need additional information about T-SNAP? Who should I contact?