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MGT 403 Response Planning for Functional Needs Populations in Rural Comm.

This training program is designed to educate participants on the planning efforts needed to ensure the safety of those with functional needs, particularly those housed in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes during a crisis event. Because of their restrictions and gaps in community support, rural people with functional needs are at greater risk of injury and death during a crisis event than those living in suburban and urban areas. These prople require specialized care, transportation, shelter, and medical needs that must be considered before the crisis occurs. This tuition-free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing comprehensive emergency response plans for those most vulnerable during a crisis - the elderly and children, anyone with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities, and anyone from a minority culture.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: Michele Watson: Phone 217/328-3800, Email:, Fax: 217/328-3845

Course Timeline: Check-in: 8:00-8:30 a.m Class:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ILEAS Training Center, Auditorium, 1701 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802

Registration Information: To register, please contact Michele Watson: Phone 217/328-3800, Email:, Fax: 217/328-3845

Prerequisite: U.S. Citizenship

Target Audience/Discipline: Topics covered include but are not limited to: 1) Find and recruit functional needs response partners; 2) Engage and educate functional needs populations on personal response plans; 3) Integrate functional needs populations into new and existing response plans; and 4) Develop care provider response plans.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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