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Tennessee Disability Pathfinder

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Staff Participate in Southern Neighbors Conference

Updated on 6/29/2009 3:48:20 PM.

Staff from Tennessee Disability Pathfinder presented at the 2009 Southern Neighbors Conference, co-hosted by United Ways of Tennessee and United Way of Kentucky. The goal of the conference was to provide affordable training for all levels of United Way staff-from CEO to administrative, and from small to large United Ways.


AIRS Standards – Why Version 6.0?

Leaders: Ron Reid, AIRS Affiliate Council Member, INC/2-1-1; Doug Fluegel, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville; Carole Moore-Slater, Disability Pathfinder, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; and Diane Schlaufman, AAAD

This workshop explored the new Alliance of Information and Referral standards and revisions. The panel addressed how revisions apply to agencies providing information and referral.               

Disaster Planning and 2-1-1 and Information and Referral:  Responding to Disasters and Special Needs Populations

Leaders:  Glen Powell, 2-1-1 Director, Metro United Way in Louisville; and Tracy Pendergrass of Disability Pathfinder, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

2-1-1’s and I&R’s are increasingly looked to for assistance in times of disaster.  This workshop provided suggestions for EMA Relationships and Standard Templates for Development of ESF 14 and 15 Plans. It also explored disability issues that need to be considered when discussing emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities.                  

Cultural Competencies in Information and Referral:  From Urban to Rural and Back

Leaders: Claudia Avila-Lopez, Disability Pathfinder, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; and Audrey May, LINC 2-1-1, Memphis Library        

This workshop focused on the cultural competencies that are needed in working with families in the Hispanic and minority communities in Middle, West and East Tennessee, as well as rural-urban and income differences in dealing with requests for assistance and information.

For more information on the 2009 Southern Neighbors Conference, including a full conference program, visit:

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