Systems Change and Capacity Building

MA Task Force on Emergency Preparedness and people Requiring Additional Assistance
The Shriver Center was a leader in convening a state-wide emergency readiness and response summit and a related Task Force. The Task Force's work culminated in recommendations to the Governor. For a copy of the report see

Disability Agency Emergency Readiness Planning Tool
The Shriver Center worked collaboratively with partner organizations from other states and with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) to develop an online emergency readiness planning tool for state disability agencies and providers to assess current capacity for successful response and to plan for future capacity enhancement. A copy of the plan can be found at

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For more information about the Emergency Preparedness Initiative contact Sue Wolf-Fordham, 781-642-0275 or