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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 (15)

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Liked the idea of having calming buckets in multiple locations.
Full Member
The tools and strategies for preparing students for unexpected situations were interesting.
Modifying the environment to ensure success. The use of "comfort buckets" was interesting.
Full Member
Great tips
Full Member
Good, helpful tips
Full Member
very good
Full Member
Very informative
Full Member
Very informative and helpful considering that I work with special needs students.
Full Member
I found it very informative with something I really need more information on.
Full Member
Great info.
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