AFN-TIPS

Access and Functional Needs Information for First Responders

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The AFN-TIPS Access and Functional Needs Information for First Responders mobile site and applications were developed by the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness System of Support Project at the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i for the purpose of supporting first responders and others who are assisting individuals with access and functional needs in times of crisis.

AFN-TIPS is adapted from:

It incorporates national, state and local listings of resources from www.realchoices.org, developed by Dr. Rebecca Ozaki at the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawai‘i. We gratefully acknowledge the work of these colleagues on previous versions and components of this resource.

Developers of the AFN-TIPS Access and Functional Needs Information for First Responders mobile site and applications were Dawn Skaggs, Trip Rems, and Shya Tran, at the University of Hawai‘i, and SuperGeeks of Hawai‘i. Special thanks to the American Red Cross Hawai‘i Chapter, Hawai‘i Department of Health—Disabilities and Communication Access Board, Hilopa’a Project and community self advocates for their contributions, suggestions and guidance on content and function of AFN-TIPS.

AFN-TIPS has been created with the support of the multi-agency partnerships of the Hawai‘i Emergency Preparedness System of Support Advisory Council and funded by the Administration for Developmental Disabilities Emergency Preparedness Projects of National Significance.

For more information about AFN-TIPS, the Hawai‘i Emergency Preparedness System of Support, or to request a self-advocate trainer to provide additional information on this and other preparedness tools for individuals with functional and access needs, please contact:

Dawn Skaggs
Hawai‘i Emergency Preparedness System of Support
Center on Disability Studies
University of Hawai‘i
1776 University Ave. UA 4-6
Honolulu, HI 96822
bskaggs@hawaii.edu

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