On Monday, September 24, 2012, join Serve DC at the Renaissance Downtown Washington, DC Hotel for its Second Annual National Preparedness Month Forum: Planning for Access & Functional Needs Populations in Emergencies.
This free event convenes access-and-functional-needs experts and advocates and emergency-management professionals to discuss how to ensure the needs of all District residents – regardless of access or ability – are understood and accommodated in times of crisis.
Speakers and panelists include local and national experts from the access-and-functional-needs, disability, and emergency-management communities; and discussion topics include:
- Overview of access and functional needs populations
- Access and functional needs considerations in planning and preparedness
- Fostering partnerships and collaboration between emergency-management professionals and community-based and advocacy organizations focused on disability inclusion and other access and functional needs populations
- Encouraging participation of access and functional needs populations in emergency preparedness and planning
Registration is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided.