2024 Webinar Series

All webinars are held at 1:00pm – 2:30pm Arizona time.

February 7th:

Session Topic: Augmentative & Alternative Communication ‘AAC 101’ for First Responders Overview
Guest Speaker: Whitney Mikkelsen, Community Engagement Coordinator, Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities
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April 18th:

Session Topic: Equity in Emergencies for Deaf and Disabled People
Guest Speaker: Alina Engelman, Associate Professor, Public Health at California State University
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June 5th:

Session Topic: Disabilities at the Intersection of Disaster and Emergency Management
Guest Speaker: Dr. Sherman Gillums, Jr., Director, FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
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August 7th:

Session Topic: Effective Alerts and Warnings: making messages complete, consistent, and common
Guest Speaker: Jeanette Sutton, Social Scientist and Scholar of Alerts and Warnings for Imminent Threat Events
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October 2nd:

Session Topic: TBD
Guest Speaker: Laney Davison, Disability Access Manager/ADA Coordinator, County of Marin Disability Access Program
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December 4th:

Session Topic: Access and Functional Needs Chronic Influencers and Disruptions to CMIST Resources “TEICHR” Memory Tool: How these influencers can leave behind those with Access and Functional Needs in Disasters and Emergencies
Guest Speaker: Sadie Martinez, Access and Functional Needs Coordinator, Colorado Office of Emergency Management
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