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Submit Promising Practices Proposals by Monday, July 27, 2015;

ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series:

Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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Pacific ADA Center
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Reminder: Request for Proposals for Promising Practices Presentation

Dear Colleagues,
Reminder and Deadline Extension: Submit Promising Practices Proposals by Monday, July 27
The Office of Disability Integration & Coordination (ODIC) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network, led by the Pacific ADA Center, are seeking proposals for webinar presentations for issues and promising practices in emergency management inclusive of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs that will begin in the Fall 2015. The webinars will provide an exciting opportunity for emergency managers, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, first responders, planners, community organizations, and other community partners to exchange knowledge and information on promising practices in inclusive emergency preparedness for the whole community. Topics have related to emergency preparedness and disaster response, recovery and mitigation as well as accessibility and reasonable accommodation issues under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADA and other relevant laws.
We now invite individuals and organizations across the country to describe inclusive emergency management practices. Reviewers from FEMA ODIC and the Pacific ADA Center (on behalf of the ADA National Network) will select practices that have promise for national dissemination. These promising practices will be presented in monthly webinars sponsored by the two organizations. We encourage proposals that highlight inclusive practices in emergency management, response and recovery, mitigation, as well as practices for integrating people with disabilities in emergency preparation issues.
Please note that we have extended the deadline to close of business, Monday, July 27, 2015.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out the attached form and return by July 27, 2015.
Please submit your application by fax at 540-504-2830 or by email to Jacob.Rodrigueznoble@fema.dhs.gov. Webinars will be selected by September 29, 2015. Together we can achieve preparedness inclusive of the whole community.
Sincerely,
Lewis Kraus, Deputy Director
Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute
555 12th Street, Suite 215
Oakland, CA 94607
510-285-5615 Voice
510-285-5614 Fax
Marcie Roth, Director
Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472

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