Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

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This page contains the mission of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC), resource links, a distribution list signup, news and more, and is intended for anyone looking for information and resources about emergency preparedness and disaster response, recovery, and mitigation that is inclusive of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

Mission

The Office of Disability Integration and Coordination leads FEMA's commitment to achieving whole community emergency management, inclusive of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, by providing guidance, tools, methods and strategies to establish equal physical, program and effective communication access.

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ODIC Communication List

To be added to the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination email distribution list, please send your name, email address, city and state to FEMA-disability-integration-coordination with the subject field “Add - Distribution List."

ODIC News

2/9/2015

5th Anniversary of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination!

ODIC History and Milestones

February, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at FEMA.  Since the office's creation in 2010, FEMA has placed greater focus on integrating individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into all aspects of whole community emergency management.

Upcoming Webinars

11/13/14

FEMA Promising Practice: Including Emergency Management in Independent Living Centers to Maximize Potential for Whole Community Preparedness

Produced by the Pacific ADA Center of the ADA National Network in conjunction with FEMA - ODIC

The presentation centers on how offices of emergency management can work with disability organizations to increase inclusive emergency management practices in communities. it will also address ways that disability organizations can organize to provide resources towards disaster systems. Time of the webinar is 2:30 - 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

8/06/14

Advisory Committee Webinar

The Inclusive Emergency Management Webinar will stimulate discussion and thought about how emergency managers might affect disability inclusion by utilizing disability advisory groups across all phases of disasters including preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and protection. The webinar is designed to help emergency managers at all levels identify gaps and will offer suggestions and best practices to move forward.

8/13/14

FAST Training Webinar

Presented by Kim Sackman this training is an introduction to the FAST Program developed in California to provide trained staff to conduct a functional assessment of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs as they arrive at shelters.

9/15/14

Evacuation Webinar

Presented by Richard Devylder with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, this webinar will introduce participants to the topic of emergency evacuation and transportation planning inclusive of the needs of individuals with access and functional needs.

Last Updated: 
02/13/2015 - 11:24
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