Evacuation of Students With and Without Access and Functional Needs
Recorded Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EST
This presentation is on strategies for planning and responding to the needs of children during evacuations and features Marcie Roth, director of the Office for Disability Integration and Coordination at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation presented. Both presenters are national leaders in planning for and responding to the needs of children and adults with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. The webinar will be an opportunity to look at planning and responding from a functional needs perspective and a universal team approach.
Related links and resources
- Access and Functional Needs Transportation and Evacuation Planning Toolkit (California Emergency Management Agency)
- Drop, Cover and Hold On: Modification for People with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs (California Emergency Managment Agency) [PDF, 442 KB]
- Feeling Safe, Being Safe Workbook (California Department of Developmental Services)
- Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (U.S. Department of Education)
Additional information about this webinar
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