Disasters and unexpected emergencies can pose unique challenges for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. This joint initiative aimed to ensure that everyone served by IRC has access to crucial information and training to protect their well-being and safety.
Key Training Program Details:
- Disaster Preparedness: This training program will cover essential topics such as emergency planning, communication strategies, assembling a disaster kit, evacuation procedures, and more. Participants received guidance on tailoring their preparedness plans to meet their unique needs.
- Active Shooter Response: In today’s world, understanding how to respond to active shooter situations is vital. This training provided clients and their families with essential knowledge on recognizing and responding to such incidents, emphasizing safety and survival strategies.
“The safety and well-being of our clients and their families are paramount to us. By partnering with 24-Hr Home Care, we aim to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their loved ones with the knowledge and skills needed to stay safe during emergencies,” said Monica Munguia, Program Manager of Community Engagement at Inland Regional Center.
The training session was facilitated by IRC Emergency Services Coordinator Marquis Quinton and Client Advocate Greg Harrison, both of whom are experienced professionals in disaster preparedness and safety, ensuring that participants receive the highest quality education and guidance. The session was attended by 80 clients, parents, and caregivers and offered in Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).
About the Partners: The Inland Regional Center is a springboard to greater independence for people with developmental disabilities in the Inland Empire. We are a non-profit agency that has provided support to people with intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy since 1972. Today we provide case management and service coordination for more than 50,000 Clients in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.24-Hour Home Care provides high-quality, customized, innovative, and professional caregiving services to individuals in need of complex care and people with developmental and physical disabilities, allowing them to continue full, active, and healthy lifestyles. Founded by David Allerby and Ryan Iwamoto in 2008, 24 Hour Home Care partners with Regional Centers across California, hiring approximately 12,000 caregivers and administrative staff.
For more information about the Disaster Preparedness and Active Shooter Training programs or to inquire about participation, please contact [email protected].
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