Emergency Preparedness



Renetta and David Bridges, new Red Cross volunteers


Planning for Emergencies in Oklahoma: Investing in Partnerships (OK UCEDD)

Mother Nature can create emergencies for everyone, including people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). However, few Oklahomans with IDD have emergency plans in place. OKSAN (Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network), a collaborative project facilitated by the Oklahoma UCEDD, has partnered with the American Red Cross to create an emergency preparedness training and workbook curriculum by Oklahoma self-advocates for Oklahoma self-advocates. Beginning in the spring of 2016, self-advocates will provide training in emergency preparedness for 120 self-advocates in 19 counties in Oklahoma. OKSAN plans to continue their collaboration with the Red Cross, and extend partnerships with police and fire departments across the state.



Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

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.


Past Events

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with ID/DD

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar emphasized emergency preparedness for individuals with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities, their families and support networks. Topics covered included: understanding different types of emergencies, self-preparedness, preparing a "to-go" bag, evacuation and sheltering, advocacy and inclusion in community emergency planning efforts.

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