Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) develops a
community education course for emergency responders, managers, planners
deaf and hard of hearing consumers. last
accessed 01/17/08 *
educational tool for Fire Department personnel and other First
Responders - "When
Words Are Not Enough," last accessed 02/4/08
with individuals who are limited in communication skills due to various
physical, psycho-social, developmental, language and or learning
can be challenging to first responders at an emergency scene. Llack of communication ability between emergency personnel and their
patients can waste
valuable time in initial medical
further injury to the patient, require
with individual, and sometimes
compromise necessary treatment
and or transport. Includes video, manual, symbol/sign
booklet, and poster.
from Seeds Educational
Services, Inc. for people with developmental disabilities that teaches
with disabilities about home exit plans and smoke detector maintenance
they can respond independently to fire emergencies in their homes.
training manual. last accessed 01/17/08 *
June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy
* – Training areas
Responders Training - A workshop to help educate
emergency personnel and people with disabilities to be better prepared
large or small-scale emergencies. The workshop is comprised of
and interactive exercises to help first responders develop awareness,
sensitivity, knowledge and skills needed to effectively assist people
are always inclusive; response & recovery are not, unless we plan
Planning to include people with diverse functional needs.
Lessons Documented -
Real! Plan Now or Suffer & Muddle Through Later! CBOs, NGOs, &
FBOs Role in Disaster Planning, Preparedness,
Response, & Recovery
Needs versus Special Needs Planning and Response
- Moving Beyond Special Needs-- Making Disaster Lessons Real!
Realistic Look at Emergency Registries for People with Disabilities -
Effective Tool or False Expectations - Where Are We?
Bridging Gaps Between Emergency Managers and the Disability Communities
Preparedness plans for people with disabilities and activity
Your Emergency Preparedness Plan – Making It Real, Taking
Your Safety - Tips for People with Activity Limitations &
Emergency Preparedness Information for People with Disabilities
more information and costs contact June Isaacson
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Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant, All Rights Reserved.
| Updated 09/19/08