Each year, thousands of people are affected by emergencies and disasters and studies indicate people with disabilities are disproportionately affected. Recent natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Irene and Sandy (2011 and 2012) demonstrate the importance of personal preparedness and an opportunity for AT professionals and other rehabilitation specialists to initiate a conversation with consumers about self-preparedness. This webinar will discuss the role of professionals in preparing consumers for an emergency and/or disaster. Discussion will center on personal preparedness, identifying new skills and the specific needs of AT users.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify three opportunities where they can discuss emergency preparedness with users of AT.
- Participants will be able to identify three apps that can assist with emergency preparedness strategies for users of AT.
- Participants will be able to list five items an AT user should keep in their emergency preparedness kit unique to the consumer's personal need.
Presented by Jamie Prioli, Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Original air date September 9, 2015. 90 minutes. ATIA Code #AT15-WEB18-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1518A.
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