People with disabilities are 2 to 4 times more likely to die or sustain a critical injury during a disaster than people without disabilities.
The Autism Society Inland Empire is grateful for the financial support from LISTOS California and the Inland Empire Community Foundation to expand our outreach into the I/DD community to help our families prepare for natural disasters such as fires and earthquakes. The Listos (Ready) California Emergency Preparedness Campaign is a new campaign to connect at least one million of the most vulnerable Californians.
The Autism Society Inland Empire is working with subject matter experts on this project to help individuals and families know where to find life-saving resources and to prepare to survive a disaster.
Upcoming LISTOS Trainings and Information Opportunities for Individuals and Families with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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RED CROSS FIRST AID APP
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Thank you to our Funders and Community Partners on this project
- Paul Timmons, “Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Special Needs of Older Americans,” Statement for the Record, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, September 20, 2017, available www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SCA_Timmons_09_20_17.pdf