Emergency Preparedness for AT Users

Program Description

Yield road sign that says "Are You Ready"Recorded: November 30, 2022: Stuff Happens: Are you ready?

Emergency preparedness is something everyone needs to think about. For people with disabilities it is even more important to think ahead and prepare. For assistive technology (AT) users it can be even more important and challenging. AT devices can be essential to a person’s daily functioning so AT users should plan ahead to make sure they will have access to their essential technologies in the event of an emergency.

This webinar will address key elements of emergency preparedness for individuals using AT. Participants will learn about basic tasks that should be completed in order to be prepared for a disaster. We will also address resources available for post-disaster.

Presenter

Jessi Wright – Maine CITE Director – Jessi Wright is an assistive technology professional (ATP) overseeing Maine CITE, the state assistive technology program in Maine. She has worked in the disability field for over 15 years in various capacities around the country including residential programs, providing autism services, teaching in special education, university disability services, and working closely with vocational rehabilitation.

Resources

Resources discussed in webinar:

Rev: 12/1/2022