Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Fact Sheets
The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) encourages emergency management practices throughout every step of the disaster cycle to include people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. ODIC provides guidance, tools, and strategies that integrate and coordinate emergency management practices with emergency managers and planners. By planning for diverse populations, our nation can be better prepared for emergency situations.
|2015 Fact Sheet - Office of Disability Integration and Coordination|
In 2015, ODIC developed a series of performance measurement tools in partnership with an interagency fellowship program. The tools, tested extensively during a tabletop exercise, were designed to improve ODIC’s ability to meet the needs of all disaster survivors, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Also, in 2015, ODIC celebrated its fifth anniversary.
|2016 Fact Sheet - Office of Disability Integration and Coordination|
In 2016, ODIC continues to prioritize supporting state and local emergency responders and disability focused organizations and individuals by (1) delivering the “Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning” (E/L0197) training course in many locations across the country (search course schedule and register at the FEMA training page); and (2) developing Disability Core Advisory Groups (CAGs). CAGs are models for collaboration and coordination among disability service, support, and advocacy staff with local and state emergency planners, responders and managers.