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Emergency Preparedness . For people with developmental and intellectual disabilities Presented by Linda McAuliffe Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. Outline. General information Commonalities Areas to consider. Prevalence in Kentucky.

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emergency preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

For people with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Presented by Linda McAuliffe

Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

outline
Outline
  • General information
  • Commonalities
  • Areas to consider
prevalence in kentucky
Prevalence in Kentucky
  • 3.0% reported a visual disability
  • 4.5% reported a hearing disability
  • 10.4% reported an ambulatory disability
  • 7.2% reported a cognitive disability
  • 3.8% reported a self-care disability
  • 7.9% reported an independent living disability
  • 2011 Disability Status Report, prepared by Cornell University
kentucky
Kentucky
  • Population (2012 census): 4,380,415
  • Majority of people with I/DD live with family or their own household
  • Of those who live in supervised residential settings, approximately 76% live in supported living arrangements.

Source: The State of the State in Developmental Disabilities 2011 Braddock, Hemp, Rizzolo, Haffer, Tanis, and Wu

aging caregivers
Aging Caregivers

The estimated number of persons with I/DD living with aging caregivers in 2009 is 11,100.

goals of emergency preparedness
Goals of Emergency Preparedness
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
  • Mitigation
  • Prevention
preparedness assessment
Preparedness: Assessment
  • Environmental barriers
  • Personal Care
  • Dietary needs
  • Emotional issues
preparedness personal support network
Preparedness:Personal Support Network
  • Create a network of trusted individuals who can assist during an emergency
  • Consider each setting
  • Involve the network in pre-planning
  • Make a Plan
  • Practice!!
preparedness medical needs
Preparedness: Medical Needs
  • Be aware of medical issues
  • Have a 7-day supply of medication
  • Equipment
  • Alerts
american red cross video
American Red Cross Video
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJQr40wJ5MA
response
Response
  • Communication
    • Alternate forms may be necessary
    • Use visual aids if needed
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Age Appropriate
  • Look for behavioral cues
shelter
Shelter
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures that persons with developmental or cognitive disabilities have a right to use public shelters.
  • Some people may have difficulty with crowds and noise, experiencing sensory overload
agency partnerships
Agency Partnerships
  • Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Department for Public Health
  • Community Mental Health Programs
  • Supports for Community Living Providers
  • Service Providers
helpful links
Helpful Links
  • Disability Statistics
    • http://www.disabilitystatistics.org/
  • Disability Preparedness
    • http://www.disastersrus.org/MyDisasters/disability/disability_preparedness.htm
  • Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
    • http://dbhdid.ky.gov/kdbhdid/default.asp
  • Kentucky ADA Office
    • http://ada.ky.gov/