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Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion in Disasters Act (REAADI) and Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRM) are two upcoming bills that focus emergency preparedness, response, and recovery on disability rights and the civil rights of older adults and individuals with functional access needs.
Senator Casey’s DRAFT One-Page REAADI Fact Sheet
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9/2018: The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies statement on the preventable deaths of Windy Newton and Nicolette Green, two South Carolina women with mental health disabilities who drowned on September 18, 2018 while in custody of the Horry County, SC Sheriff’s Office.
3/2019 Public Radio East: Disability Rights Advocates Work For Inclusion In Disaster Planning Process
10/2018 PBS News Hour: As disasters strike, advocates worry FEMA policy changes put disability community at risk
8/2018 The Texas Tribute: After Harvey, questions remain about whether registry helped people with disabilities
Recent Partnership Newsletters
The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies publishes a weekly newsletter that profiles members, provides updates on disaster legislation in Congress, including, the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion in Disasters Act (REAADI) & the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRM); and distributes notable media coverage on disasters and people with disabilities, disaster trainings and conferences.
Check out our archived newsletters.