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Disaster Preparedness for People with Complex Communication Needs
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Any emergency situation, whether it be a flood, a fire, an earthquake, a tornado, ice-storm or the loss of electrical power, puts people with complex communication needs at risk. In this presentation, Pamela Kennedy describes her experiences as an individual with complex communication needs and as a survivor of the Grand Forks flood of 1997. She also describes 7 steps for emergency preparation that are critical for all individuals with complex communication needs.
Augmentative Communication News: Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (December 2007/January 2008).
Call to action for people who rely on AAC to have disaster plans in place. This issue gives resources and information to be prepared (pdf)