September 5th, 2005


Katrina relief and people with disabilities

This morning I received a copy of an email from Ollie Cantos summarizing the issues facing Katrina survivors with disabilities, responders, and disability advocates and what is being done. I want to get this posted where it might be useful--crossposting to hurricane and disability communities as well as my journal. (If anyone knows how to crosspost more efficiently using Semagic, please tell me!) I'm glad to see that some resources are mobilizing to provide disability-specific relief. This email outlines a few of the practical issues involved and reasons why a response from the disability community is needed and why the resources of the FEMA and Red Cross, etc, may not be appropriate to meet the needs of people with disabilities. For additional info and resources, see

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