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What About Me?? KOIN / KY Functional Needs Collaborative Annual Workshop September 04, 2012 Frankfort, KY Presented by: Lanny Taulbee, Disabilities Coordinator.

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1 What About Me?? KOIN / KY Functional Needs Collaborative Annual Workshop September 04, 2012 Frankfort, KY Presented by: Lanny Taulbee, Disabilities Coordinator Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism & Service “A Glimpse into the World of a Person with a Disability During a Disaster”

2 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services What are “special needs” and who are “functional and access needs” populations? Why am I considered one of them? OK, What about me?

3 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations From Wikipedia – “Special needs” is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities such as medical, mental, or psychological conditions.

4 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Categories by Medical Condition 1.Visual 2.Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3.Speech 4.Mobility 5.Cognitive/Psychiatric/Intellectual 6.Other Hidden Disabilities Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

5 Cabinet for Health and Family Services  Vulnerable Populations with “Special Needs” include Physical Disabilities 2. Cognitive Disabilities 3. Medically Dependent, Medically Compromised 4. Blind 5. Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing 6. Seniors 7. Children 8. Non-English or Limited English Proficiency 9. Homeless and Shelter Dependent 10. Undocumented Persons

6 Cabinet for Health and Family Services The National Response Framework (NRF) published in the Interim Emergency Management Planning Guide for Special Needs Populations, Version 1.0 (August 15, 2008) their definition for “special needs” that provides a function-based approach reflecting the capabilities of the individual, not the diagnosis or medical condition. The definition of “special needs populations” appears in the NRF is as follow: Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

7 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Populations whose members may have additional needs before, during, and after an incident in functional areas, including but not limited to:  Maintaining independence  Communication  Transportation  Supervision  Medical Care Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

8 Cabinet for Health and Family Services What “additional needs” might I have during a disaster? If I must evacuate to a shelter or be evacuated to a shelter? a.Transportation b.ADL equipment c.Personal assistance

9 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services What “additional needs” might I have at a shelter? +

10 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services

11 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services What other types of equipment/supplies/ services should be on hand or easily accessible to me?

12 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services What else might I need to bring to a shelter?

13 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services What types of supplies or services might I need at home if I must Shelter-in-place?

14 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services

15 Aaah, the famous ICE Storms... Freezing rain and sleet Then the LIGHTS went out... Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

16 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations What did I need to have on hand?

17 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

18 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations

19 Cabinet for Health and Family Services What else did I need?

20 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services Each of us has different needs that make our situation unique. Vulnerable populations are more than people with disabilities or senior citizens?

21 Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations Cabinet for Health and Family Services Some disabilities, such as those involving physical impairments may be obvious. Other functional needs, such as non-English speaking or deafness, are more difficult to detect. In many cases, you can’t tell just by looking at someone whether or not they have a functional need.

22 Cabinet for Health and Family Services The key to success for both provider and recipient is having the right attitude... So Keep It POSITIVE! DISABILITY INCLUSION In Emergency Situations

23 Cabinet for Health and Family Services Functional Needs Populations In Emergency Situations PLANNING FOR DISASTER: Be Aware: Be Prepared: Have a Plan: Let Me Know Your Plan: Make a Kit:

24 Cabinet for Health and Family Services END AND REMEMBER... We’re All In This Together... THE END


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