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IS-368: Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations

Course Date

2/20/2014

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of the need for full inclusion of disaster survivors and FEMA staff who are people with disabilities, and people with access and functional needs. The course provides an overview of disabilities and access and functional needs and explains how disaster staff can apply inclusive practices in their disaster assignments.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in disaster operations at the JFO and field locations.
  • Describe how JFO and field staff can support and include people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in disaster operations.
  • Describe principles and FEMA initiatives that provide a foundation for the integration of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in disaster operations.
  • Describe the history of the treatment of and services for people with disabilities.
  • Identify laws that provide the legal foundation for issues related to people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
  • Describe the function of the Disability Integration Advisor.
  • Describe personal actions to support the integration of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in the JFO and field disaster operations.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for all personnel involved in disaster operations at the Joint Field Office (JFO) and in other disaster facilities and activities.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2 hours
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Take Final Exam
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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