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Disaster Preparedness

Niagara University's Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training program is announcing the debut of the Nebraska Training programs. Funded through a grant from the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities, the program's intent is to educate on proper and appropriate planning, preparedness, response, and recovery specific to persons with disabilities and access and functional needs. 

There are two options for interested individuals to attend:

  • The Two Day program is for those who have roles and responsibilities in emergency management or disability organizations. You will receive the working manual and have responsibilities to carry out the objectives to ensure an inclusive emergency plan.

  • Half Day (on day two afternoon) is for individuals who want to learn about individual preparedness and the program model that will be established in their region. The attached information sheet will give a full explanation.

You should attend the program closest to you. There will be additional programs in the spring.
Please only register if you are committed to attending. We anticipate these programs will reach maximum capacity.

You will find attached a full length description of the program, a one page document with all registration links included, as well as the flyers for each location. 

Any questions or accommodations such as ASL Interpreter, or Closed Caption, please email If you have any questions please let me know.  

Emergency Management Disability Awareness Training for Nebraska


There will be a FREE two-hour virtual training. This presentation will introduce you to emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery as it relates to people with disabilities and access and functional needs, what it takes to get the whole community approach as a concept, how inclusive planning and active participation are applied, and what your role is in advancing the cause.  


This program is being offered on April 27th from


After the flooding in Nebraska two years ago the Administration on Community Living came to the state to have listening sessions for people with disabilities and their families.  It was determined that Nebraska had some deficits in the inclusion of people with disabilities in their Disaster Plan.  So, in response the Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities awarded a grant to Dave Whalen of Niagara University to help us to develop a plan.  The Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council is creating this webpage to provide you with resources to keep you informed.

The 1st resource I am sharing is the First Responders disability awareness training First Responders Disability Awareness Training | We are the nation's premier training program and resource for first responders to best serve & respond to individuals with disabilities (


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