Emergency Preparedness Curriculum

People with developmental disabilities are among the vulnerable populations likely to be most adversely affected by an emergency. When we set out to offer Emergency Preparedness training for that audience in Maine, we found very few such training or informational opportunities already in existence.

Going on the assumption that people with intellectual disabilities need to learn what to do for themselves to be prepared for a storm, flood or even a pandemic flu; Adult Developmental Services at DHHS set out to create a co-trainer model that would meet that need. Our target audience is people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters, though it is certainly an appropriate training for other potentially vulnerable populations.

You are welcome to use this curricula to provide training on Emergency Preparedness. Please honor the co-trainer model envisioned by the creators and let us know how it goes!