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March 2, 2011

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by CEPIN

8:30-8:45am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN)

8:45-10:00am

Opening Keynote: Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, FEMA

  • FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination -- Baking disability issues into emergency management and response
  • Background and history of the Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Sheltering Guidelines
  • What FNSS means for your community

10:00-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-12:00pm

Panel: Building Effective Community Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Disability Communities

Pat Seybold, Executive Director, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

Norman Smith, Chairman, New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council

Scott Ellis, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Progressive Center for Independent Living

Sarah Williams, Director, Audrain County Missouri Office of Emergency Management

  • How to develop and cultivate relationships with little or no budget
  • How to step outside of your constituent comfort zone
  • Who should you be reaching out to in your community?
  • Challenges of rural communities
  • Examples of programs that have worked

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch -- Sponsored by enableUS

1:00-2:15pm

Regional Panel: Building Effective Community Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Disability Communities

 

Sheri Badger, Planning, Mitigation and Recovery Supervisor, Pierce County Emergency Management

Robin Pfohman, Vulnerable Populations Action Team, King County Public Health

Donna Platt, Emergency Education Program Manager, Hearing Speech and Deafness Center

  • What has been working in Western Washington
  • What resources are available within the Pacific Northwest and how other communities can access or model approaches taken


2:15-2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30-4:00pm

Group Facilitated Audience Discussion

 

Brian Lake, enableUS,

  • Exchange information on participants’ missions, successes, challenges and plans for serving their communities
  • Explore partnerships between disability and other community based organizations and emergency management that benefit organizations and their communities
  • Develop relationships that connect participants to information, training and other resources

 

   

4:00-4:15pm

Group Facilitated Audience Discussion and Feedback from FEMA Region X

4:15-4:30pm

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

March 3, 2011

7:30 - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by enableUS and CEPIN

8:15 – 8:30am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

 

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

8:30 -10:00am

Opening Keynote: Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Accessible transportation and evacuation for persons with disabilities in emergencies
  • Department of Transportation's role in emergency planning with FEMA

10:00 - 11:15am

Feature Speaker: Lesley Anne Ezelle, Disability Integration Specialist, FEMA Region X

11:15-11:30am

Networking Break

11:30-12:00pm

Panel and Audience Discussion: Other Good Ideas and Programs Across the Nation

 

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

  • An examination of other interesting ideas, programs and communities across the nation that are integrating disability issues into the emergency management infrastructure
12:00pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

*Agenda Subject to Change

 


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