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Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council Disability Awareness Safety Training for Individuals with Disabilities

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Truman Memorial Building
416 W. Maple
Independence, MO 64050 United States
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Phone:
716-286-7355

About the Event

Be it the parent of a toddler or an adult transitioning to adult life, there are many angles and factors that go into ensuring the safety and well-being of a person with a disability. Whether it be establishing a fire safety or disaster preparedness plan, interacting with a police officer, calling and communicating with a 9- 1-1 telecommunicator, or knowing to have your medical information ready for an EMT, there are many other aspects to ensure the well-being of any individual with a disability, but how does it differ and what do we need to know to be sure it turns out best for the individual. Disability Awareness Training has developed curriculum, spun off its grants in First Responder and Emergency Management Training, for parents of and individuals with disabilities to address comprehensive understanding of this topic.

Niagara University’s First Responder and Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training is the nation’s only comprehensive training for firefighters, law enforcement, 9-1-1 telecommunicators, emergency medical services and emergency managers. The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) has grant-funded this program in your state.

TARGET AUDIENCE: INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, PARENTS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, SERVICE PROVIDERS

Presenters:

  • David Whalen, Program Director
  • Officer Ashley McCunniff, KCPD
  • Dante Glinecki, Independence, MO Emergency Manager
  • Independence FD Paramedic
  • Vicky Davidson, Executive DirectorMissouri Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Independence Fire Fighter
  • Independence 911 Supervisor

To register, click View More Information About Event at the bottom of this page.

For more information or if you need accommodations (large print, Braille, ASL interpreter, other), please contact:
Cary Newman, Program Manager
Phone: (716) 286-8139
carynewman@niagara.edu

Topics

Topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

911 Operations

  • Calling 911
  • Disclosure/explanation

Law Enforcement

  • Victimization
  • Proper Interactions
  • Disclosure
  • Communication
  • Ways to contact

Firefighters

  • Fire Safety planning
  • Registries
  • Alarms for blind/low vision and deaf/hard of hearing
  • Egress/Exiting for individuals with physical disabilities
  • Community Outreach

Emergency Medical Services

  • EMT/paramedic defined
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Information ready to go
  • Service animals
  • Hospital advance notice

Emergency Management

  • Identification
  • Advance/registry
  • Personal preparedness

To register, click View More Information About Event below.