🔎 Last but not the least, FOCUS on Stefano Zanut (Architect & Senior Fire Officer in Ministero dell'Interno - Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco), who will take the floor on "Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Operational perspectives with cognitive disabilities (Down syndrome)".
📑 ABSTRACT 📑
👉 As consequence of their difficulty to establish a relationship with the reality, people with cognitive disabilities may have a lot of problems in managing an emergency situation starting from the understanding of what is happening as well as to the elaboration of what to do in this situations.
👉 Here is the crucial point: the way to prepare them to face up to possible critical situations and manage relationship with them as end-user, for instance. It's important to elaborate strategies to prepare them before, during and after natural disasters.
👉 The presentation will be about an experience carried out in Italy with a community of people with down syndrome involved in an independent life route, with formative dating on how to know and manage an earthquake. In this route also was actively involved Firefighters and Civil Protection volonteers.
💡 BIOGRAPHY 💡
👉 He is Architect and Senior Fire Officer of the Italian National Fire and Rescue Service (Ministero dell'Interno - Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco) and Member of the Observatory on safety and rescue for people with special needs, where are involved also people with disabilities and their associations.
👉 He has experience in rescue and emergency management in case of anthropogenic or natural events. He produced several interesting contributions, mainly in italian language, where inclusion is to be considered an important factor to guarantee safety and rescue for all.
👉 In the field of cognitive disabilities, he edited, together with other experts, the guidelines for helping people with autism during emergency situations: https://lnkd.in/e93BsquC.
👉 He presented a contribution at XI Autism-Europe International Congress 2016: https://lnkd.in/euaQwrVr.
👉 On the same topic he also participated in the drafting of the poster "HELPING YOU TO RESCUE ME The rescue of people with ASD: guidelines for figthfirers": https://lnkd.in/eQvdmdJC.
👉 With other autors he presented “People with disabilities and emergency: a survey in Friuli Venezia Giulia” at ESC2016, the General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission: https://lnkd.in/eTbyR3FY.
👉 He is working in the CORE EU-funded Project in the field of DRR & vulnerable categories.
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