What is The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies?
The Partnership is the only U.S. disability-led organization with a focused mission on equal access, disability rights, and full inclusion of disabled people, older adults, and people with access and functional needs before, during, and after disasters and emergencies.
We are committed to increasing individual and community capacity for equal access and full inclusion of disabled people and people with access and functional needs for optimal whole community emergency preparedness, support when disaster strikes, and community engagement throughout disaster recovery to build back better and truly improve safety and community resilience for all.
Our mission is equal access to emergency programs and services for people with disabilities and people with access and functional needs before, during, and after disasters and emergencies.
We achieve our mission through:
- Unwavering support for local disability organizations
- Community engagement, organizing and leadership development
- Advocacy and public policy
- Training and education
- Research and technical assistance
- Disability-led disaster response and community resilience