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Personal Assistant Services in General Population Shelters

1. Which of the following are “people or devices that assist a person with a physical, sensory, mental, or learning disability with tasks that the person would perform for himself or herself if he or she did not have a disability”?

A. Personal Assistance Services

B. Functional Needs Support Services

C. Leveraging Services

D. All of the above


2. People with disabilities are the most knowledgeable about their own needs.

A. True

B. False


3. Emergency recovery services and programs should be designed to provide equivalent choices for people with disabilities as they do for individuals without disabilities.

A. True

B. False


4. People with disabilities have the right to participate in and receive the benefits of emergency programs, services, and activities provided by:

A. Governments

B. Private businesses

C. Nonprofit organizations

D. All of the above


5. Facilities typically required to be accessible include:

A. Sleeping areas

B. Toilet rooms

C. Drop-off areas

D. All of the above


6. Which of the following may be auxiliary aids and services needed to ensure effective communication?

A. Pen and paper

B. Sign language interpreters

C. Assistance with reading and filling out forms

D. All of the above


7. People with disabilities may be charged to cover the costs of measures necessary to ensure equal access and nondiscriminatory treatment.

A. True

B. False


8. Most people with disabilities who use attendant care are medically fragile and require the heightened level of medical care provided in a special needs or medical shelter.

A. True

B. False


9. At minimum, emergency plans should address all of the following, except:

A. Processes for locating, purchasing, and storing as much of the DME and CMS as possible and practical to meet the needs of children and adults who require PAS.

B. Procedures for educating clients about the preparedness plan.

C. Agreements with providers to ensure that necessary DME and CMS will be available during an emergency or disaster.

D. Agreements with communities to ensure that if one community is severely damaged or destroyed, necessary DME and CMS will be available.


10. Plans should include arrangements with multiple providers for an ongoing supply of oxygen and access to dialysis facilities.

A. True

B. False


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