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October 14, 2011

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

8:35-8:45am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cathy Edwards, President, Kentucky Self-Advocates on Freedom

David Allgood, Member, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

8:45-9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Brigadier General John Hetzel, Director, Kentucky Division of Emergency Management

9:15-10:30am

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

  • 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

10:30-11:00am

Networking Break

11:00-12:30pm

Breakout: Getting to Know the Disability Communities

 

Norb Ryan, ADA Coordinator, Commonwealth of Kentucky

 

Breakout: Getting to Know the Emergency Management Communities

 

Doug Tackett, Director, Pike County Emergency Management

Sarah Williams, Former Director, Audrain County, MO Emergency Management

12:30-2:00pm

Lunch 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

2:00-3:15pm

Breakout: CERT Teams, VOADs, COADs and their Involvement in Rural Community Preparedness

 

Sherry Buresh, Assistant Director, Christian Appalachian Project's Disaster Relief Program

Norm Smith, Associate Director, Project Freedom Inc.

 

Breakout: Disaster Preparedness and Response for Citizens with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

 

Ray Morris, Paramedic, Scottsdale, AZ Fire Department and CEO, Dads 4 Special Kids

3:15-3:30pm

Networking Break

3:30-5:00pm

 

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

5:00pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Pat Seybold, Conference Co-Chair, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

October 15, 2011

7:30 - 8:15am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 8:30am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Pat Seybold, Conference Co-Chair, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

8:30 -10:00am

Breakout: Open Forum and Dialogue with FEMA

 

Mike Houston, Disability Integration Specialist, FEMA Region IV

 

Breakout: Pyschological First Aid

 

Speaker TBD

10:00-10:30am

Networking Break

10:30-12:00pm

Breakout: Accessible Emergency Communications

 

Andy Perlman, Acting Program Director, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network

 

Breakout: Cost-effective Accessible Temporary Modifications to Shelters

 

Karin Ford, Disability Consultant, Iowa Department of Public Health

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Pat Seybold, Conference Co-Chair, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

*Agenda and Speakers Subject to Change



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