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What's in Your Emergency Bag? Preparation and Survival

Families, friends, and support providers are often concerned for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind to remain safe during emergency or disaster events. Come hear a personal story of survival and explore items that should be placed in an emergency bag. Consider the emotional impact and strategies for supporting recovery.
Participants will identify:

  1. The difference between an emergency and a disaster
  2. Ways to communicate between the individual who is deaf-blind and those around them
  3. Types of alerting systems for individuals who are deaf-blind
  4. Expectations of independence for individuals who are deaf-blind following an emergency.

This session was presented by Mark Armstrong and Kendra Farrow on September 3, 2020.