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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Persons With Disabilities, Families, Caregivers, and Their Communities Are NOT Prepared to Address All Needs in Major Disasters


pdf File Inclusionary Disaster Preparedness Within Our Communities [download]


Michele Newman, B.S., Director, No Cracks Campaign
JFK Partners/University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, UCEDD/LEND

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Disaster response has made great progress since Hurricane Katrina. FEMA has developed major comuunity-wide and first responder training programs so jurisdictions responding to disasters are organized, have a chain of command and detailed plan. FEMA provides hundreds of free online training courses and pamphlets about preparedness; however, responding to disasters involving persons with disabilities often fall short, in best efforts. This presentation will discuss preparedness for the disabled community.

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