FEMA Disability Stakeholders Call 7/23/20

FEMA ADVISORY – July 16, 2020

FEMA Disability Stakeholders Call – July 23, 2020

FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) invites you to join our Disability Stakeholders call on Thursday, July 23, 2020, from 1 -2 p.m. Eastern Time.

July marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a Celebrate. Learn. Share. initiative. This sweeping civil rights legislation expanded on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities by federally funded entities. The ADA goes further, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in employment (Title I), state and local government services (Title II), public accommodations (Title III) and telecommunications (Title IV). Its provisions cover more than 56 million Americans, or the approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population who have a disability.


On the call, we look forward to celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA and sharing updates about the work ODIC is doing across the nation.

If you have questions you would like us to address, please send an email by Friday, July 17 to [email protected].


Linda Mastandrea
Director | Office of Disability Integration and Coordination | Office of the Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Participant Access Information
Please join the moderated conference line 5 to 10 minutes early using the participant passcode below:

Call: (800) 289-0462 (toll free)
Participant Passcode: 532093
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1:00 to 1:15 p.m. – Introduction – Linda Mastandrea, Director, ODIC

Overview of ODIC’s mission
Highlights of our work over the past five years
Kick off monthly Disability Stakeholder call
1:15 to 1:20 p.m. – Data Analytics Program – Jessica Gottesman, Program Analyst

Disability Demographics and Program Utilization Report
1:20 to 1:25 p.m. – Individual Assistance Inclusivity – Ed Ahern, Program Analyst

Overview of the Individual Assistance Inclusivity Program
1:25 to 1:30 p.m. – Public Assistance Inclusivity – Candice Alder, Program Analyst

Overview of the Public Assistance Inclusivity Program
1:30 to 1:35 p.m. – Capacity Building – Tami Todd, Program Analyst

Overview of Capability Assessment and Capacity Building Program
1:35 to 1:40 p.m. – Cadre Management – Timothy Wallace, Cadre Coordinator (A)

Overview of Cadre Management and the Workforce Transformation Initiative
1:40 to 1:55 p.m. – Q & A

If you have specific questions you would like us to address, please email them by July 17 to [email protected].
1:55 to 2:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks – Linda Mastandrea

Contact Us
If you have any questions, or wish to subscribe to future updates, please contact:

FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination at [email protected].
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