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