The Center for Disability Empowerment

Emergency Readiness Presentations

For Persons With Paralysis

Emergency readiness presentationsThe Center for Disability Empowerment will be hosting a series of Emergency Readiness presentations for persons with paralysis in Franklin, Delaware, Licking and Union counties. The presentations will focus on both individual and city-wide emergencies such as fires, power outages, snowstorms, floods, tornadoes, viruses, and active shooters. Qualifying disabilities include, but are not limited to: stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, or any other central nervous system injury or disorder resulting in difficulty or inability to move the upper or lower extremities.

Free Emergency Readiness Supplies

Emergency readiness presentations

  •  Car emergency kit 
  • First aid kit 
  • Yoga Mat 
  • Extendable Grabber 
  • Go/stay bag 
  • Go/stay bag for pets 
  • Solar charger 
  • Waterproof/ Fireproof Bag
  • Emergency Info Lanyard
  • Face Masks 
  • Face Shield 
  • Multipurpose grip gloves 
  • All weather poncho 
  • Long range whistle 
  • Long-handle Flashlight 
  • Stress balls 

How to Earn Supplies

  • Attend 5 presentations to choose 5 FREE items! 
  • Attend 10 presentations to choose 10 FREE items! 
  • Attend 14 presentations to receive all FREE items! 
  • Attend ALL presentations for a raffle entry for an EVACUATION CHAIR!

Resources to download:

Emergency Readiness Flyer | .pdf

We’re here to help

If you’re a person with a disability who lives in Franklin or Delaware County Ohio, the Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) can help you find resources to live, learn, worship, work and play alongside people who do not have disabilities.

Our community-based, non-residential center is under your direction and guided by your choices. We will help you create an Independent Living Plan (ILP) with the steps and resources you need to reach your goals, whether they’re big or small. Here are a few examples:

  • Learn skills, such as how write a letter, interview for a job, manage money, or apply for benefits
  • Find services, such as transportation options, healthy resources, or personal care assistance
  • Defend your rights, by gaining access, speaking up, or working for broader change

CDE’s assistance is completely free for people with disabilities of any age.

Ready to get started? Click on one of the top tabs to learn more, or get in touch. We will be happy to hear from you!

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From Disability Rights Ohio:

Because of the pandemic, healthcare providers may make changes to the way patients receive care. However, patients with disabilities cannot be denied treatment because of their disability.

Use these Factsheets to learn more about your Healthcare Rights during COVID-19:

Healthcare Rights: https://bit.ly/3kPhZI2

Hospital Visitation: https://bit.ly/34ccTzB

COVID-19 Resource Center:

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