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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, November 28 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Be A Hero! - Developing Innovative Strategies for Emergency Preparedness Trainings Seating Available

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In many areas of our nation, persons with disabilities are considered to be an extra burden to the first responder community when considering inclusion in the emergency planning process. This session will discuss why this is problematic for individuals with significant disabilities, and how individuals should take responsibility for their own safety and get involved with the Local Emergency Planning Committees and Health Care Coalitions for a more inclusive planning process. Specific information will be provided to assist individuals in the planning process with more than the basic "Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed" concepts. This presentation will share innovative approaches and creative solutions for creating emergency plans specific to each individual's needs and abilities. Information will also be shared on collaborating with local emergency planning agencies, connecting with local disability organizations, what to consider when providing trainings for individuals with different spoken languages and cultures; and how to provide this training in an informative, engaging, and fun format.

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Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
Salon I - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (16)