Events Archive

June 20, 2008
6th Annual Conference on Health, Disability, and the Law
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Children with Disabilities

Speaker: Keynote Speakers: Professor Deborah Mulligan, Nova Southeastern University; Richard Devylder, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Time: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Inlow Hall
Contact: Contact Heather McCabe:

Registration Deadline Extended to June 16.

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8:45 – 9:00Welcome

Heather A. McCabe, MSW, JD
William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health
Director, Public Health Law Program

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session I

Disaster Preparedness: An Overview from the Field
Deborah Mulligan, MD, FAAP
Director and Professor, Nova Southeastern University, Center for Children’s Health Policy

View from a First Responder
Don Zimmerman, PhD
Indianapolis Crisis Assistance Response Team (I-CART)

10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:00 Plenary Session II

A Model for State Preparedness: A Look at California
Richard Devylder
Special Advisor to the Director, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

12:00 – 1:00Lunch and Panel Presentation
After lunch a panel will present their personal experiences with disaster preparedness.

1:00 – 1:10 Break
1:10 – 2:25 Indiana Preparedness: Where Are We Now? A Look at State Plans

Jennifer M. Bruner, JD
Staff Attorney, Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana Department of Homeland Security (invited)

David Woodward
Program Coordinator, Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy, Indiana Department of Education

Andrew Klatte, PhD
Director, Disaster Mental Health Response, Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addictions
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

2:25 – 2:40 Break
2:40 – 4:00Nuts and Bolts: How Can Families Prepare, and How Can We Help?
Don Zimmerman, PhD, Moderator

  • Families
  • Schools
    David Woodward
  • Safe Escape
    Emily S. McQuade, MPA, MA, Program Director, Safe Escape
  • Pediatrician’s Viewpoint
    Deborah Mulligan, MD, FAAP, Director and Professor, Nova Southeastern University, Center for Children’s Health Policy
  • Policy Makers
  • Wrap-Up and Assignment
    Don Zimmerman