Moving Beyond “Special Needs”- A Function-Based Framework for Emergency Management and Planning

Kailes, J.I., and Enders, A. (2007). Moving Beyond “Special Needs”- A Function-Based Framework for Emergency Management and Planning. Journal of Disability Policy Studies. 17(4): 230-237.
This article introduces the concept of C-MIST (communication; maintaining health; independence; safety, support services, and self-determination; and transportation) as a framework for integrating considerations for individuals with access and functional needs into emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning at all jurisdictional levels.
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  • June Kailes Defining Functional Needs - Updating CMIST (2017) - http://www.disasterstrategies.org/index.php/blog/june-isaacson-kailes/defining-functional-needs-updating-cmist-june-isaacson-kailes-disability-policy-consultant A CMIST update resulting from the evolving of terms as well as the clarity, precision, and specificity of our thinking and practice.
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