Emergency preparedness webinar – New webcast

Announcement: Emergency preparedness self-guided webcast training produced by the Board Resource Center for the California Department of Developmental Services. Designed by persons with disabilities for persons with disabilities, families and community members.

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services (OHRAS), announces the launching of the Feeling Safe, Being Safe (FSBS) interactive emergency preparedness webcast located on the DDS home page. The DDS Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) developed the FSBS emergency preparedness materials and webcast training. FSBS materials and webcast were funded in part through a grant from Homeland Security as a tool to help people with intellectual/developmental disabilities become better prepared in an emergency.

Action Item!
DDS CAC is offering a live webinar on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at 3:30 PM, as an introduction to FSBS and the webcast. Sam Durbin (CAC Chair) and Robert Taylor (CAC Vice Chair) will conduct the webinar.

Summary of the DDS FSBS:
The Feeling Safe, Being Safe emergency preparedness webcast is designed for “host” facilitated groups of up to twenty participants or individual use. All needed materials are available on the FSBS site or provided by DDS. Materials include FSBS worksheet, magnet, and DVD. Sign up is required. The webcast’s Home Page provides a video preview and easy to read guide about hosting or participating in trainings. We invite you to view, use, and refer others. Click the link to the FSBS webcast: http://www.dds.ca.gov/DDSHomePage.cfm

Instructions to log on:
When you connect to the URL link below, click on “Guest,” type your name in the box, then click the box, “enter room.” You will then be connected to the live webinar. No password is necessary when you enter as a Guest.

Meeting Name: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Webcast Launch
Summary: Feeling Safe, Being Safe Introduction
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
When: 3:30pm
Time Zone: PST

URL to join the meeting:

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Mark Starford
Board Resource Center
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