AREA BOARD 1
Upcoming Board Meetings
- Emergency Planning Training for Mendocino County
- Emergency Planning Training for Lake County
- June 24, 2014- Executive Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda
- June 24, 2104- Grant Committee Meeting Notice and Agenda
- June 9, 2014 - Board Meeting Notice and Agenda
2014 grants Cycle 37
Get Safe - Amount Requested: $19,964
State Plan Goal – Emergency Preparedness
Get Safe will organize and provide four (4) workshops called “First Responder Training: Enhancing Your Ability to Effectively Respond to Persons with Developmental Disabilities.” Major activities of this project include four separate trainings that will be held in each of the four counties served by Area Board 1. Get Safe will provide a First Responder training that uses proven techniques and tools to help first responders such as police officers, EMT’s, fire personnel, district attorneys, criminal justice professionals, Physicians, hospital emergency staff, and any other service professionals, city employees, community members, etc. The training goal will help them to more effectively recognize and assist persons with developmental disabilities, especially in emergency and crisis situations. The training will also focus on prevention and intervention strategies and help the developmental disabled safely navigate the community and become stronger advocates for themselves. The workshops will include training for up to 200 first responders and other community stakeholders.
Grant Awarded - Cycle 36
- March 25, 27 2014- Emergency Planning Workshop Flyer
- Enriching Lives - Eureka, CA • Awarded $10,000 • Multiple Counties
Enriching Lives will organize and provide 12 workshops called “Emergency Planning Supports.” Major activities of this project include three separate all-day workshops that will be held in each of the four counties served by Area Board 1.
In the summer of 2014, a follow-up exercise will be held in which all individuals will be invited to participate and practice their newly developed emergency plans that may be held in conjunction with the Cascadia contingency drill held by the state. Grant notice.
Through an Area Board 1 grant, budding film maker, William French, directed and produced Directing: ABC No Barriers, a documentary which has been an excellent tool for educating the public and business community about the talents of people with developmental disabilities.
Link to Documentary: Directing: ABC No Barriers
Director: William French
Associate Producers: Freda Zody, Jason Rader, Matt Senften
Documentary Funding provided by: State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) Area Board I, Community Program Development Grant
About the Director:
- One of the individuals featured – DJ Mark Anthony’s business was helped through a prior Area Board mini grant and his business is still going strong.
- The program credits this video as being instrumental in acquiring resources for clients: it was shared with software developers to encourage the developers to consider the program (in the video) as a resource to test the software. The program was given access to very sophisticated software for people with autism and other verbal communication difficulties.