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Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Inclusive Emergency Management Preparedness, Response, and Recovery


 

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In the spring of 2018, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) conducted telephone interviews with University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in the US Territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands regarding emergency preparedness in the Territories, the impact disasters have on children and adults with disabilities, the individuals who serve these populations, and the role each center plays during and after a disaster. This white paper provides summarizes key learnings from recent disasters impacting specific Territories and policy recommendations for UCEDDs, as well as government leaders at the Federal, State, and Territorial levels.