ReDiscovery Training

  • Disability
  • Disaster Relief

The purpose of ReDiscovery is to provide training, technical assistance, and educational materials on long-term recovery services and resources for individuals with disabilities or other functional needs and access needs affected by Hurricane Harvey. Training is available either in person or online.

To whom do we provide training and technical assistance?

  • Disaster Case Managers,
  • Disability-Related Organizations,
  • Emergency Personnel,
  • Long-Term Recovery Committees,
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and
  • Community-Based Partners

who serve Hurricane Harvey survivors in any of the 41 federally-declared disaster counties in Texas.

Training Formats:
ReDiscovery in-person training sessions are

  • Free!!
  • Delivered at your training site
  • Available in 1, 1.5, or 2-hour formats
  • Tailored for your specific county or city
  • Tailored to your organization's need
  • Objectives of the in person sessions are to:
    • increase awareness of long-term recovery needs of individuals with disabilities impacted by Hurricane Harvey,
    • increase awareness of and readiness to use recovery resources and tools to support Hurricane Harvey survivors and,
    • know actions for mitigation of and preparedness for future disasters.

The ReDiscovery online course

  • is Free!
  • Allows participants to work online at their own pace
  • Includes 5 hours of online training across a 10-day period
  • Uses evidence-based and interactive course materials
  • CEUs are available
  • Earn a joint certificate of completion from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin

Online course topics include:

  • integration and support of individuals with disability and other functional and access needs during long-term recovery,
  • awareness of disability-related needs in disaster,
  • resources and services available to people with disabilities and other functional and access needs post-disaster,
  • available tools and resources on disability and disaster,
  • implementation of developed tools into long-term planning and recovery activities and,
  • collaboration with community-based groups and disability-related organizations.