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June 22, 2011

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Karin Ford, Conference Co-Chair, Iowa Department of Public Health

8:45-9:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Derek Hill, Director, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (invited)

9:15-10:15am

Opening Keynote: Gay Jones, Disability Integration Specialist, FEMA Region VII

  • 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

10:15-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-11:45am

Establishing Accessible Sheltering Using FNSS

 

Kam Kennedy, Special Representative to FEMA Region VII, American Red Cross

Karin Ford, Disability Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health

  • How collaborative community partnerships make FNSS work
  • What your community can do to be proactive in implementing these guidelines in your shelters
  • Example of how shelters in rural and urban communities have been implementing FNSS and integrating the access and functional needs of all citizens in sheltering operations

11:45-12:45pm

Lunch

12:45-2:00pm

Panel: Building Effective Community Partnerships in Rural Communities

Jono Anzalone, Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison, FEMA Region VII

Pat Seybold, Executive Director, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

  • Who, what and where are Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) and Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COADs)
  • How these organizations benefit Long Term Recovery Committees before a disaster strikes
  • How community partnerships allow you to do more with less
  • How emergency management, public health and disability organizations can be more collaborative in emergency management planning
  • Examples of programs that have worked and challenges of rural communities

2:00-2:45pm

Accessible Communications in Times of Emergencies

 

Neil McDevitt, Program Director, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network

  • How to communicate with the whole community before and during a disaster
  • Examples of ways that communities are using innovative ways to meet the functional and access communication needs citizens with hearing, developmental and disabilities as well as limited English proficiency
  • Uses of social media to reach larger portions of the population

2:45-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00-4:30pm

 

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

 

4:30pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Karin Ford, Conference Co-Chair, Iowa Department of Public Health

June 23, 2011

7:30 - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Karin Ford, Conference Co-Chair, Iowa Department of Public Health

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
  • Honest discussion about registries and the roles and responsibilities of both emergency management and disability communities in disasters and emergencies

10:00-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-11:30am

Building and Accessible Transportation Network - Public-Private Partnerships in Action

 

Jim Wilkie, Fleet and Facilities Director, LINK Associates

Jon Davis, Assistant Coordinator, Polk County Emergency Management

  • Creating an emergency response structure within your agency
  • Importance of public-private partnerships
  • Roles of private and public transportation providers in a disaster

11:30-12:30pm

Seniors and Elderly Populations in Emergencies

 

Jana Diehl, Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on the Aging

Joe Sample, Director, LifeLong Links Aging and Disability Resource Center

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-2:45pm

Volunteers and Donations Management

 

Jody Dickhaut, Iowa State Director, Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response

Dante Gliniecki, Statewide Volunteer Coordinator, Missouri Department of Public Safety (invited)

  • Mobilizing providers and people with disabilities for disaster response volunteer services
  • Understanding and promoting donations to get what you need in emergency repsponse
  • Identifying options for Consumable Medical Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment
2:45pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Karin Ford, Conference Co-Chair, Iowa Department of Public Health

*Agenda Subject to Change



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