Institute on Disabilities at Temple University

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"Are You Ready?" Training Set for May

February 2015

The Institute on Disabilities is hosting three, free, in-person training sessions entitled "Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness for Families with a Child with Special Healthcare Needs" on May 30, 2015.

** This event is now full and we are unable to accept any more registrations. Please consider joining us for our June 6 event, "Youth Power: Building Skills for Personal Emergency Preparedness."

What the Training Covers

This unique training will provide an overview of personal emergency preparedness topics including:

- self-advocacy for requesting reasonable accommodations in emergency shelters
- sheltering in place and evacuation for caregivers and family members of children with special healthcare needs with disabilities who use assistive technology (AT) and durable medical equipment
- how to make a personal evacuation go-kit
- resources for emergency notification

Free Emergency Kit and More

Each attendee will receive an emergency kit backpack (also know as a "go bag" or "emergency kit"), as well as a shopping list to help guide them in gathering supplies for their personalized emergency kit. Attendees will also receive a copy of "My Emergency Readiness Plan-PA" and instruction on how to prepare themselves, their child with special healthcare needs, and the rest of the their family for an emergency.

Location / Time

All training events will be held at Temple University's main campus (Student Center, 1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia) on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Attendees may register for one session.

Sessions are available are:
9 AM - 11 AM
12 PM - 2 PM
3 PM - 5 PM

Register - event is full, please see alternate option below

** This event is now full and we are unable to accept any more registrations. Please consider joining us for our June 6 event, "Youth Power: Building Skills for Personal Emergency Preparedness."

For information, contact Jamie A. Prioli at Jamie.Prioli@temple.edu / 215-204-5974.

This project is funded in part by a grant through the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Maternal, Child and Family Health (MCFH).

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