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A guide for including people with disabilities in disaster preparedness planning

  • Organization:University of Connecticut (UCONN)
  • Year of publication:2006
  • Country of publication:United States of America
  • Type:Report (74 p.)
  • Language:English
  • Audience:Special - people with disabilities, Adults - Disaster managers

This guide, written for municipal and regional planners, reflects information, concerns and recommendations that emerged at the day-long forum on December 6, 2005, on “Lessons Learned” from recent large-scale disasters that affected states along the US Gulf Coast. At the forum, individuals connected with the disability communities in those states presented a compelling picture of both widespread ignorance of disability issues among those responsible for disaster planning and response, and a tragic lack of preparedness on the part of people with disabilities and the human service infrastructure. Discussions among forum participants focused on sharing information about the US state of Connecticut’s system for planning and responding to large scale emergencies, and on ways to make sure the needs of people with disabilities are met.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Community-based DRR, Vulnerable Populations
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/9715

 


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