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Tips to Support Independence of Learners with Disabilities During Drills and Evacuations

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Whether lockdowns, wild fires, or evacuation drills are common occurrences or rare events at your school, they have become a part of the school experience. These events may be especially difficult for learners with disabilities, who typically face extra challenges when the unexpected happens. So how can we help them to prepare? Join Dr. Hillary Goldthwaite-Fowles as she shares a variety of tools, strategies, and supports to help build independence for these learners and take the "scary" out of these types of situations.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: School Safety, Special Education
Tags: disabilities, drills, evacuations, independence, lockdowns, special needs, wild fires

Reviews (30)

Great strategies on helping special needs students during stressful events.
Basic Member
Very good information.
Good information!
Very helpful advice!
Full Member
Great suggestions!
I thought this webiner had great suggestions on what we should keep on hand during a drill to help keep students calm during a stresful time. Always helpful to think ahead before a drill actually happens.Thank you.
Full Member
Great suggestions. Thank you.
Full Member
Great suggestions to help students during stressful times!
Full Member
Great ideas.
Full Member
Good ideas for helping all learners become successful during emergency procedures at school. I like the reminder to practice it often - when others are not practicing.
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