Mother Nature can create emergencies for everyone, including people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). However, few Oklahomans with IDD have emergency plans in place. OKSAN (Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network), a collaborative project facilitated by the Oklahoma UCEDD, has partnered with the American Red Cross to create an emergency preparedness training and workbook curriculum by Oklahoma self-advocates for Oklahoma self-advocates. Beginning in the spring of 2016, self-advocates will provide training in emergency preparedness for 120 self-advocates in 19 counties in Oklahoma. OKSAN plans to continue their collaboration with the Red Cross, and extend partnerships with police and fire departments across the state.
December 4-7 in Washington, DC
The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
This webinar emphasized emergency preparedness for individuals with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities, their families and support networks. Topics covered included: understanding different types of emergencies, self-preparedness, preparing a "to-go" bag, evacuation and sheltering, advocacy and inclusion in community emergency planning efforts.
- Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
- Evacuating Populations with Special Needs - Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series
Nobody Left Behind: Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Mobility Impairments
- Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act: Questions and Answers
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 301 for Special Needs Populations
- Disaster Preparedness and People with Complex Communication Needs (CCN) Website
- ADA Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice on Sheltering for Mass Care
- Working with People with Disabilities- A Guide for Responders
"Ready" Instructional Videos from the US Department of Homeland Security
- Accommodating People with Disabilities in Disasters: A Reference Guide to Federal Law
Amendments to the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act
Text of the amendments to the Stafford Act of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2007 (HR 5441).
Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Bill Talking Points
CCD Emergency Management Task Force talking points on the disability-specific provisions of the Pos- Katrina Emergency Management Reform Bill.ccd emergency mgmt reform act talking points 092106.doc [download]