Integrating Access and Functional Needs within Active Shooter Awareness Guidance Organization: California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Office of Access and Functional Needs
Following the active shooter attack in 2015 at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, initial reports indicated it was an assault on the disabled. Though we later learned this was not the case; the thought of an attack on individuals with disabilities raised serious concerns over the current lack of guidance regarding the access and functional needs (AFN) considerations associated with an active shooter attack. To address this issue, the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services brought together a work group consisting of representatives from law enforcement, the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, emergency managers, the California Specialized Training Institute and other disability stakeholders to update its Active Shooter Awareness Guidance. The revised guidance, which now integrates access and functional needs considerations, has been completed and is now publicly available! A copy is attached for your use and reference. We encourage you to share it with your stakeholders.
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The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.
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