RESNA Catalyst Project Document Search
Topic Snapshot: Emergency Preparedness (2011) -- Available formats:
Overview of resources available for this topic.
Assistive Technology (AT) Needs Shelter Process (2009) -- Available formats:
This is a flow chart that shows the decision tree that helps a shelter assess the AT needs of an individual who arrives at a shelter.
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (2009) -- Available formats:
Thsi powerpoint describes the need for AT that arose from the Katrina emergency and how LATAN responded. As a result, LATAN is now focusing on emergency preparedness with local and state agencies, such as pre-staging of AT and MOUs with agencies. It has also developed materials to encourage individual preparation.
Louisiana Guide to Supports and Services for Individuals, Elders, and Their Families Affected by Disasters (2009) -- Available formats:
This is a list of key services and contact information that is given to individuals to help them receive services after a disaster.
MOA between LATAN and Other Entity (2009) -- Available formats:
This is a sample MOU to provide assessment services during an emergency/temporary devices during an large scale disaster.
Preparing for and Responding to a Disaster: Equipment Reutilization programs Can be an Important Part of Disaster Planning (2009) -- Available formats:
This powerpoint describes lessons learned from one state AT Program from responding to several disasters. It discusses how to prepare for a disaster and how to connect to other responders. This preparation includes determining what your program can contribute, especially reused AT devices; strategies to match available equipment with an individual; budgeting for emergency response; and how to get connected with state efforts.
The Take and Go Emergency Book (2009) -- Available formats:
This is an example of a booklet that an individual could use to provide information about himself/herself that can be used during a disaster.
Volunteer Caregiver Process (2009) -- Available formats:
This decision tree shows the paths that can be taken when a person requests a caregiver.
The National AT Reuse Scene - Accomplishments and National Data (2009) -- Available formats:
Joy Kniskern provides the context for the national conference sessions. She provides an overview of what the AT Reuse programs have been able to accomplish in three years and what still remains to be done.
Welcome - National Conference on Reuse September 15-17, 2009 (2009) -- Available formats:
A Powerpoint that provides the purpose of the meeting and also summarizes the current status of reuse programs in the country.
Emergency Management Overview (2009) -- Available formats:
This powerpoint provides an overview of emergency management terms and concepts. It also provides information for how people with disabilities can be integrated into emergency managment preparation and how asssitive technology can be a key component of the planning.
Emergency Preparedness - Role of AT in Preparing for, Responding to, and Recovering from Disaster (2009) -- Available formats:
This presentation describes why reused AT is important in emergency preparation. It has information on local incidents and the lessons learned from the Katrina disaster. Strategies are suggested that include educating yourself and knowing how the emergency response system works.
Emergency Response Overview (2009) -- Available formats:
This powerpoint explores the incremental steps that AT Programs could take to get involved with disaster preparedness at the local level.
Prospects for AT Reuse in Disasters (2008) -- Available formats:
This powerpoint provides an overview of what emergency management is about, who the players are, the processes, and definitions. It then discusses the effects of disasters on people with disabilities and what lessons have been learned as a result of Katrina and other disasters on providing AT. It describes the role that reused AT can play in disasters.
Providing Post-Disaster Relief Supplies and Services to People with Disabilities (2008) -- Available formats:
This powerpoint describes the regional strategy that Portlight uses to help assist during a disaster. It describes the budget needed and the effects of the activities.