The events of 2020 and early months of 2021have upended and disrupted everyone’s lives, but the impact on the lives of people with disabilities and older adults is particularly pronounced. It is now clear that planning ahead for emergencies is a must-do, particularly for those who rely on long-term services and supports for their daily wellbeing. What does person-centered planning for disasters look like? And how do we ensure that disaster responses are as person-centered as possible? In this panel, experts will describe what we have learned from recent events so we can be better equipped to respond to future disasters in a person-centered manner. Experts will also weigh in on the difference between personal planning and community planning, and why personal planning is never a substitute for comprehensive whole-community emergency preparedness, disaster response and recovery, and truly inclusive community resilience.
NCAPPS webinars are live-captioned in English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations to participate please contact Connor Bailey (cBailey@hsri.org). Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.
**Please Note: If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance, we recommend you connect to this webinar using the Zoom desktop app. NCAPPS’s webinars are not officially approved for Continuing Education Units, however we do provide confirmation of attendance in the case that an organization wishes to use participation in NCAPPS’s webinars to grant credit for any internal requirements. Connecting via the desktop app will ensure that Zoom recognizes your attendance.**