Any community can become isolated during a disaster even if they aren't directly impacted. Through a historical perspective and actual disaster experiences, three FEMA Regional Disability Integration Specialists will look at:
- the realities of disaster impacts on systems which may already be stretched thin even during regular daily existence;
- how community partners can play a role in both response and recovery; and
- how to identify real shortfalls in plans and actual events.
- Understand the recovery processes for people with access and functional needs (especially people with disabilities) from recent disasters
Roxann Crawford, FEMA Region IX Disability Integration Specialist.
Michael Houston, FEMA Region VIII Disability Integration Specialist.
Danielle Bailey, FEMA Region X Disability Integration Specialist.