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IS-197.SP Special Needs Planning Considerations for Service and Support Providers

Course Overview

All individuals, advocacy groups, organizations, and institutions within the special needs service and support system are encouraged to be proactive and develop emergency plans. The purpose of this course is to provide representatives of the special needs service and support system with the basic information and tools to develop their own emergency plans.

This course is designed for people who work with the elderly and people with disabilities, and will teach how to partner with local Emergency Management and better prepare for all phases of an emergency.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of different types of hazards on special needs populations.
  2. Describe challenges during the different phases of an emergency.
  3. Explain how to develop emergency plans and work with emergency management and other local officials during the planning process for your local community.

CEUs: 0.4

Course Length: 4.5 hours