Emergency Preparedness Curriculum

Overview

Supporting People with Unique Access or Functional Needs (including disabilities)

Designed to Accompany:PREP IS PERSONAL: FIND THE FRIDGE!

A Comprehensive Emergency Management Training Curriculum Addressing Unique Access and Functional Needs and a companion to PREP IS PERSONAL FIND THE FRIDGE

Tips for Emergency Personnel: Supporting People with Unique Access or Functional Needs(including disabilities)

Designed for Municipalities, First Responders, and CERTs as well as People with Disabilities and Their Families, Friends, Assistants, and Other Support Providers.

Goals

This Flipbook has been produced to meet the requirements of CT P.A. 19-147 and funded by The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities through cooperative agreement #90DDUC0071-01-00 with the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Materials and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or the Department of Health and Human Service's position or policy.

During the first year project, UCEDD staff compiled existing emergency information from a variety of sources including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), multiple state agencies, private organizations, and individuals with disabilities and their family members. Project staff also met with others involved in Emergency Management (which includes mitigation, response and recovery in addition to preparedness) many of which were groups that were formed following several severe weather-related disasters in CT over the last decade. It was during one of these meetings that the project was renamed “Prep is Personal: Find the Fridge.”

During the second year of the grant, project staff developed a comprehensive curriculum and related materials that include not only some of 'the basics' about supporting people with disabilities in emergencies but also addresses specific 'how-tos' for people with unique functional and access needs. A number of community based trainings were held in conjunction with the State Independent Living Council. Presentations have also been made to community employers, first responders and municipal emergency management personnel, and individuals with disabilities and their families.

For more information about training, contact Molly Cole, Director of Training at the UConn UCEDD.

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