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enableUS - Sponsor enableUS is a unique organization that produces educational events for the emergency management and disability communities.  enableUS partners with government agencies, non-profits, NGOs, associations and the private sector to empower these communities to prepare and respond to emergencies and disasters.  enableUS hosts forums that encourage the exchange of ideas, information, resources and fosters collaborative relationship building to better equip US all. http://www.enableus.org/

Disability Rights IOWA is a federally funded program that will protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness.  Disability Rights IOWA will support people with disabilities to secure their rights and full participation as citizens through a program of self-advocacy education, information and referral, non-legal advocacy and legal and systems advocacy. http://www.disabilityrightsiowa.org/

Since 1953, the Arc of Story County has been advocating on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ames and Story County. The Arc of Story County strives to enrich the lives of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they learn, work, play and grow within the community. Through advocacy and Services, the Arc of Story county supports these individuals through their services. www.thearcstory.org

Innovative Data Solutions Inc., produces software solutions that makes a difference in the lives of others. Don Slone founded the company in 1995 to develop powerful, yet easy to use software. InDEP, created in 2008 in conjunction with the City of St. Louis, facilitates a coordinated effort across multiple agencies in locating and providing aid to vulnerable populations during emergencies such as extreme heat, earthquakes, flooding, etc. For more information www.indatsys.com

The Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) assists in developing and maintaining relationships between the emergency management and special needs communities.  Through accessible training offerings, CEPIN allows for a greater understanding in responding to disability communities when man-made and natural disasters occur.  The program was founded in 2004 when FEMA awarded a TDI a grant to provide training for emergency managers in the areas of responding to deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers. In 2007, DHS awarded TDI/CEPIN an additional grant to develop a Web-based training program for emergency managers that focuses on all disability communities.  This training program is scheduled to be delivered in early 2010. www.cepintdi.org


Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inc., (TDI) was established in 1968 to promote the distribution of Teletypewriters (TTYs) in the Deaf community and to publish an annual national directory of TTY numbers known as “The Blue Book.” TDI is an active national, nonprofit advocacy organization that focuses its energies and resources to address equal access issues in telecommunications and media for four constituencies in deafness and hearing loss: deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and deafblind.CEPIN is a program coordinated by TDI that promotes awareness and preparedness between emergency responders and disability communities.  www.tdi-online.org

Sprint offers wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers and all sizes of businesses and government users. Sprint is a leading provider of services to public safety, government agencies and health care systems, delivering an integrated communications strategy for all scenarios, from routine patrol to emergency response, ensuring interoperability among multiple jurisdictions. This includes solutions to refine mission performance, enhance data security and ensure continuity of government (COG). Sprint's Emergency Response Team provides rapidly deployable, scalable and reliable interoperable communications for emergencies, drills and field exercises, enabling critical communication and connectivity virtually anywhere at anytime for government agencies, the military and enterprise clients. www.sprint.com

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Interested in showcasing your products and solutions to an audience of government agency decision makers? Budget-conscious sponsorship packages are available for this conference. Click here for a sponsorship package or contact Brian Lake 703-894-7414 for further information.

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