Emergency Management

In his PrepTalk, Vance Taylor shares the personal story of a shelter that failed to take into account the needs of people with disability, access and functional needs (DAFN), and how emergency managers can achieve better integrated planning.

From your reading, research, personal experience, or knowledge, discuss how you think NYC should plan to support people with access and functional needs in emergency preparedness and response plans:

1)      What are some examples of disability, access and functional needs (DAFN)?

2)      How can emergency planners address these needs in preparedness, response and recovery? 

3)      What does the phrase nothing about us without us mean?

4)      How can individuals representing the DAFN communities be involved in emergency planning?

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