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Free, Local Kick-Off Event for Monterey Organizations

Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities, Access and Functional Needs (AFN) during and after Disasters
October 4, 2018
The Monterey County Operational Area Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Working Group invites you to attend a FREE kick-off event for our non-profit communities, government agencies and other groups/organizations that work with and support people who have disabilities, access and functional needs (AFN). Due to a limited number of tickets, please bring no more than 2-3 persons per organization.
When: October 4, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Where: California State University Monterey Bay, University Center Ballroom
See link to Eventbrite (above) for specifics.
Training/Workshop is FREE.
Bring your own OR have lunch catered for $10 by filling out this survey before September 27th at 5 p.m.
If you have dietary restrictions; food allergies; access and functional needs (AFN) requiring services, accommodations, programmatic, architectural, and/or communication modifications, please contact Kelsey Scanlon asap Scanlonk@co.monterey.ca.us
Our workshop leader is June Kailes, Associate Director, Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California. She is internationally known for her pioneering work in conceiving, promoting, and moving the emergency services world from the vague “special needs” focus to operationalizing an access and functional needs approach to
planning, response, relief and recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to identify and assess the needs of their organization; increase organizational preparedness; further develop their capacity to respond to a disaster; and develop partnerships throughout the county that will enable us all to better meet the needs of our diverse communities.

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