National Teleconference 1/7: Disability-Inclusive Disaster Preparedness

Join with Disability Rights Leaders to discuss our role in the planned rewrite of FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans (CPG 101)!

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The federal government’s guidance to states and local communities for planning for disasters is about to be updated. Learn the “WHAT, SO WHAT AND NOW WHAT” that is so important for disability leaders, disability led organizations, stakeholders and allies to know and how you can and must participate in the updating process, currently underway. This is a key step in the decision making process in local communities, deciding who is at the planning table, and how billions of dollars in future disaster planning are prioritized.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET/ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT
(425) 436-6320
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CART available day of at this link:

If you require a disability accommodation other than CART to participate in this call, please contact 24 hours in advance.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What is CPG 101 and what is the history of the guidance?
  • So What? Why is CPG 101 so important to people with disabilities and local communities, before, during and after disasters?
  • Now What? What can disability leaders and our allies do to be sure disaster impacted people with disabilities and disability led organizations are fully involved in the national emergency planning process?
  • Q&A
  • Next steps
  • Wrap Up

From Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans” (CPG 101).  “The goal of CPG 101 is to assist in making the planning process routine across all phases of emergency management and for all homeland security mission areas. “…“greater emphasis is placed on representing and engaging the whole community—to include those with access and functional needs, children, and those with household pets and service animals. Residents and all sectors of the community have a critical role and shared responsibility to take appropriate actions to protect themselves, their families and organizations, and their properties. Planning that engages and includes the whole community serves as the focal point for building a collaborative and resilient community. CPG 101 is the foundation for state, territorial, tribal, and local emergency planning in the United States.”

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