Monday, March 14, 2011

FEMA To Include Disability Advocates In Emergency Planning

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is joining forces with a disability rights group in an effort to better serve people with special needs during disasters.

In a White House meeting Friday afternoon, FEMA is expected to sign a memorandum of agreement with the National Disability Rights Network, an umbrella group for the protection and advocacy organizations in each state. The agreement will ensure the advocates a seat at the table as FEMA plans for and responds to emergencies.

Click here to read more at Disability Scoop.

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