State Independent Living Council


Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP)

The Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP) is a statewide disability advisory group that provides technical advice on physical and programmatic accesses and effective communication strategies. 

If you have a disability or an access and functional need, you may need to take additional steps to prepare for emergencies. How well you prepare and how much you practice before a disaster occurs will determine how successfully you are in the recovery of a disaster. Prepare yourself based on the capabilities and limitations you believe you will have after the disaster. Also keep in mind that your usual ways of support and assistance may not be available to you for some time during an evacuation and after the disaster has occurred. It’s important for you to a have a personal disaster plan.

Contact us to be connected to your local Center for Independent Living in Washington State, so you can start working on your Emergency Preparedness Independent Living Goals.

If you have questions about the Coalition and its mission please contact Jim House, Disability Integration Manager at 360.339.7435 (VPN) or email: housej@dshs.wa.gov



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