Midwest Partners in Preparedness Conference Sept 29-30, 2010 - Fostering Relationships Between Emergency Management and Disability Communities


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September 29, 2010

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

10:30-11:30am

Feature Speaker: Jeanine Worden, Deputy Director, Civil Liberties Division, U.S. Department of Justice

  • How the Department of Justice will enforce the new FNSS guidelines
  • What your community can do to be proactive in implementing these guidelines in your shelters

11:30-12:30pm

Feature Speaker: Amy Green, Sheltering Activity Lead, Mass Care, American Red Cross

  • Programatic responses regarding the new FNSS guidelines
  • Current sheltering realities and expectations
  • How emergency management and disability partners can work with local red cross chapters

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch -- Sponsored by enableUS

1:30-2:30pm

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

John Garner, Master Sergeant, Illinois State Police

  • 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?
  • Examples of programs that have worked

2:30-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00-4:30pm

Tabletop Exercise and Facilitated Audience Discussion

 

Sheree Fugate, Emergency Management Consultant

  • 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 Remarks and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

September 30, 2010

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 - 9:30am

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

9:30 - 10:30am

Panel: Special Needs Registries for Planning, Outreach and Evacuation

 

Sarah Williams, Director, Audrain County Office of Emergency Management

David Sykora, Executive Director, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

  • Dueling perspectives on similar registries in the State of Missouri used in different ways
  • Rural vs. Urban challenges in developing and implementing special needs registries
  • Privacy concerns and challenges

10:30-11:00am

Networking Break

   

11:00-12:15pm

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

12:15pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Chairman, enableUS

Neil McDevitt, Conference Chairman, CEPIN

*Agenda subject to change


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