Regional and Statewide Services
for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
Emergency Planning for Learners with Disabilities: A History of the RSOI Discussions
- PLT member Camille Robinson led a focus group discussion at the annual TIES Conference April 5, 2019 in the format of *What is Going Well?, *What are the barriers? and *How can RSOI support the needs? Click for a summary of the discussion points
- Suggestions for RSOI support:
- Create a form similar to PEEP (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan)
- Statewide protocols/guidance for evacuation, lockdowns and lock outs
- Video resource as training for educators
- Statewide recommendations for schools on evacuation plans/access/training
- Trainings on evacuation drills for students with Orthopedic Impairment and other disabilities
- Widen focus beyond learners with OI: I'd be very interested in additional guidance regarding procedures that address needs specific to low incidence disabilities, helping schools ensure preparedness for children with complex motor needs (OI) as well as those who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing, or who have an autism spectrum disorder.
- 9/25/2019-Grant Coordinator Jeremy Wells delivered Welcoming Safe Inclusion for ALL Students: High Quality Emergency Operation Planning via the ECHO TIES virtual network. Click for session handouts, Zoom recording, and more about the ECHO TIES network.
- 1/8/2020-Lori Scott, Maryland School Health Consultant & Emergency Planning Advocate delivered Emergency Evacuation Planning for Students with Disabilities via the ECHO TIES virtual network. Click for session handouts and Zoom recording Note: Language was added to MD Online IEP-"Does the student require specific accommodations for an emergency evacuation?"
- 4/8/2020-Jeremy Wells, Alex Haislip and Spencer Delbridge delivered Updates to the Welcoming, Safe & Inclusive Schools for All Students via the ECHO TIES virtual network. Click for session handouts and Zoom recording.
A Partnership with South Coast ESD
Following are the SCESD resource requests RSOI is currently supporting:
1) RSOI added scenarios and an overview of considerations for persons with disabilities to the current ODE training presentation. Discussion of potential barriers to physical, procedural and/or communication that could impede the student's ability to respond in emergency situations is introduced. Goal: Don't overwhelm with too many resources. Begin with a broad overview. Additional resources may be introduced, as appropriate. Click to access the current version of these slides.
2) As an IEP modification to special factors is being considered, such as "Does the student require accommodations for physical, procedural or communication barriers in individual emergency planning?" Beyond yes and no answers, a PEEP, Personalized Emergency Evacuation Plan is being proposed. The actual name of this sample template is a point of discussion. This DRAFT could be used on the individual level. On a statewide level, training could include many stakeholders to the existence of the PEEP and the information it contains that should be available in emergencies. Click for a sample PEEP that has been created with therapist input.
2020-21 Potential RSOI Partnership Supports for Training
- Develop additional resources for deeper consideration of potential individual student barriers to safety.
- Consider additional ways to partner to deliver equitable professional development to across Oregon.
- ECHO TIES will schedule PEEP training for therapists, as well as continue to schedule EOP grant updates.
- Partner with EOP grant implementers to integrate procedures that can be sustained if/when funding is expended or cut.
- Co-produce ECHO in Emergencies. This series could include topics brought to you by the ESD trainers, such as the contents of "Go Bags", communicating with non-verbal students, perhaps a vendor session on types of transport equipment or additional grant opportunities to purchase equipment. There may be funding for a partnership like this through the University of New Mexico, where ECHO projects began in the medical realm.
- Record sessions as resources for additional virtual training opportunities.
- Use recording clips to develop additional training modules for the virtual Safe Schools Training required by all education professionals at the start of each school year.
- Provide contact hour credit for licensed professionals who attend training.
Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110
Roseburg, OR 97470