Training First Responders to Support PWDD During Emergency

Grantee:  West Virginia University (WVU), Department of Psychology,
Project:  Training First Responders to Support People with Developmental Disabilities During Emergency Situations

Purpose of Project:  This project seeks to
develop and provide an on-line, continuing education course for fire fighters, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel on methods for carrying out safe, responsible and effective support for people with developmental disabilities in a variety of emergency situations.  The WVU Project will work in cooperation and collaboration with people who have developmental disabilities, families, emergency planners and responders to develop the training program.

Contact Information:  Dr. Joseph Scotti, Professor, WVU, 304-293-2001, extension 31667 or  

West Virginia University