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Emergency Preparedness and Response for IDD Organizations

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
1 hour

Preparing for and responding to emergency situations is challenging for anyone, especially for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Due to the unique needs of individuals with IDD, there are different emergency preparedness needs and strategies that must be considered.

Join us Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 2 PM ET to hear Christina Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, LMSW discuss why DSPs and IDD staff need to learn about emergency preparedness and response among individuals with IDD.

During this webinar, you'll learn how to:

  • Prepare for the next emergency 
  • Maintain quality and continuity of care 
  • Work with employees with IDD 

Christina N. Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, LMSW

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Eastern Michigan University

Christina Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, is an associate professor of social work in the College of Health and Human Services at Eastern Michigan University. She received a Bachelor of Science in special education, specializing in cognitive impairments, from Wayne State University. She trained under a specialized fellowship at the University of Michigan, receiving her master’s in social work with a concentration in both school social work and aging from the University of Michigan. Marsack-Topolewski received her PhD in social work with a dual title in gerontology from Wayne State University. She has worked with individuals with various intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for over 20 years. Her research focuses on individuals with IDD, their caregivers, advance care planning, service delivery, and service utilization. She has over 50 publications in national and international journals, mainly focusing on individuals with IDD, caregiving, and aging