Episode 32: Equal Access in Emergencies: During and After
Christy Dunaway was recently hired by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to serve as the Disability Integration Advisor. Mississippi is only the third state in the country to develop this position within their emergency management system. In her position, Christy will ensure that all programs and services related to emergency management, preparedness, response and recovery, are fully accessible for residents with disabilities living in Mississippi. Christy will talk about her recent experiences covering her first disaster in this new position and lessons learned.
Life of Mississippi - Living Independence for Everyone (LIFE)
LIFE of Mississippi is the "non-profit center for independent living" created through federal legislation in 1992. LIFE has enhanced the lives of over 35,000 individuals with disabilities since 1993. Building on our strengths, we have provided information to more than 170,000 people. We reach all four corners of the state and serve every county. No matter how old you are or where you live in Mississippi â€“ we can help. Our Board members and staff live with disabilities. We know what disability means to you. For more information about LIFE or the services we provide, visit our website at www.lifeofms.com