Advocacy

Inclusive Emergency Preparedness

Ms. Ceena Jenkins, a Disaster Disability Integration Advisor from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, shares tips and resources on how families and caregivers can be prepared for and respond to an emergency. The information shared in this presentation includes how to prepare for an emergency and outlines resources provided by the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. 

ASL vocabularies and some common phrases you may use during an emergency situation are also shared below.

Please download the “Inclusive Emergency Preparedness” powerpoint slides to access the websites and links that Ms. Jenkins shares during her presentation.

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Spanish

 Common Phrases

ASL Vocabulary

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Spanish

Interpreting 101: Access for My Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child

The PSD interpreting department at PSD shares information on how families and caregivers can request and utilize ASL interpreters for their deaf/hard of hearing children. Tips and information on a deaf/hard of hearing child’s legal right to an interpreter, how to request an interpreter, and various scenarios will also be discussed.

There are three videos in this series: one for Deaf (ASL users) audiences, English speaking audiences and one for Spanish speaking audiences.  Each video will have various information, considerations and talking points, based on each audience’s specific needs. 

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English

Spanish