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NODS Talks Disaster Management with Disability Groups

NODS Talks Disaster Management with Disability Groups Antigua St. John's - The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) is taking a closer look at the welfare of persons with disabilities as it relates to disaster management in Antigua & Barbuda.

A meeting was held recently with members of the Association of Persons with Disabilities and a representative from the Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre for persons with disabilities.

Among the recommendations coming out of the meeting were the continued development of a database of persons living with disabilities, the mapping of areas in which they reside, and enhanced public awareness programmes for special needs groups and their families.



President of the Association of Persons with Disabilities Bernard Warner said it is important that measures are put in place so that people living with disabilities are taken care of before, during, and after a disaster.

He spoke of the need to have disabled-friendly shelters and basic support provided for people living with disabilities, like transportation during a disaster.

It was also noted that family members need to be educated so they can provide the necessary support to individuals with special needs.

NODS is now working with the Association of Persons with Disabilities to fine-tune a database of such people on the island. 

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#2 Swainv » 2014-01-15 02:19

Thanks for this useful information. excellent post with great resources! This is by far one of the most comprehensive posts i've seen here and look forward to more.
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#1 leisure » 2013-12-25 06:09

Great post, I never knew that, this is by far one of the most comprehensive posts i've seen here and look forward to more of the you have always nice things to post.leisure :-)
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