Disability Community Planning Group Webinar coming soon!

The Disability Community Planning Group Webinar will take place on September 23, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT. It’s a very timely topic, as Hurricane season is upon us. Please register by clicking on the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

**CART or Live captioning will be available. For the CART link, please go to:  https://providingcart.1capapp.com/event/FDHP at the time of the webinar. Also, attached is information about CART for those of you who may not be familiar with it. CART is live captioning provided by a certified CART captioner- to access, click on the streamtext link above, 5-10 min before the event and have this window opened alongside the GoToWebinar window. The size, font and background of the CART live text can be adjusted- please see attached instructions.

The DCPG is a statewide advisory group that provides feedback and direction to the Florida Disability and Health Program. Membership in the Planning Group ranges from public health leaders, policy makers and disability advocates to persons with disabilities and leaders in healthcare.

**Details about the webinar

Title: Disability & Natural Disasters: Preparing for the worst and not just hoping for the best.

Description: The health, safety, and independence of people with disabilities are at a greater risk during and after natural disasters. This webinar will discuss actions being taken to address these issues and will:

1)     Describe factors that compromise the health, safety, and independence of people with disabilities.

2)     Outline common access and functional needs for people with disabilities.

3)     Detail current strategies to improve access and functional needs of people with disabilities during and after disasters.

Presenter: Dr. Tony Delisle is the Executive Director for the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF). Dr. Delisle has a strong track record in leveraging collaborations between the community of people with disabilities and emergency management professionals, local and state agencies, and community based organizations to improve preparedness, response, and recovery from natural disasters.