3:03 pm - Friday August 24, 8723

Seeking Input From Persons With Disabilities to Improve Emergency Procedures

The Independence Center is hosting a forum on Thursday, August 30th, 2012, from 2:30-4:30 at the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging (14 S. Chestnut Street) to gather information and input about existing procedures for persons with disabilities during community emergencies. Information collected during this forum will be used to help emergency response teams improve upon their existing processes and update their current emergency plans. The forum is open to anyone with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability who has an experience to share from the recent Waldo Canyon Fire. Interpreters will be provided. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request.  Please notify Amanda at info@theindependencecenter.org or 719-471-8181.  Requests should be made at least 7 days prior to the event in order to assure accommodations can be provided.  Every effort will be made to fulfill requests made within 7 days, but cannot be guaranteed. 

 


Summary of Details:

WHO: The Independence Center
WHAT: Forum to Gather Input from Persons with Disabilities
WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:30-4:30pm
WHERE: Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, 14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, CO
WHY: By gathering first-hand stories from people with disabilities and their family members, the Independence Center hopes to assist emergency planning personnel in updating their current emergency plans and improving processes. 

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