Family Advisory Network (FAN) Mail!

We told you earlier, but EMS Week is May 19-25!

As we recognize our first responders, particularly during EMS week, please find below some Tips for First Responders on responding to people with disabilities, created by the Center for Development and Disability at the University of New Mexico. Please feel free to share these in your community! The full list can be found by clicking here.

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Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective

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Our second webinar of the series focused on the Effective Use of Social Media from the FAN Perspective. The webinar featured Dr. Padma Swamy who is a pediatrician who works at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Swamy shared social media tips and tricks to assist FAN Representatives utilize social media platforms to promote the goals and mission of EMSC just in time for EMS Week and EMSC Day (May 19 - 25, 2019/ Wednesday, May 22). We also had an update from the FAN Activities Planning Team regarding exciting upcoming FAN activities. Slides and handouts also available via the EMSC website.

We are keeping you up to date with a special FAN Page!

Be sure to check out the new and improved, designated Family Advisory Network page on the website! There you will find a brief overview of our FAN group along with a video capturing the compelling stories of some FAN representatives. The site also features:

Ø A resource page highlighting items that may be of benefit for FAN representatives, including topics like policy, forms, social media assistance, and more.

Ø A members list with emails for contacting other FAN representatives.

Ø Finally, the biggest addition coming in fall 2019 will be the members only page. This password protected addition will help highlight each FAN representative with a profile that will include a picture, fun facts, why they are a FAN member, and more. We hope this page will provide opportunities to get to know FAN representatives from nearby states and across the country with the hope of fostering more networking and interaction.

If you are a FAN member and have not filled out the questionnaire for the members only page, please do so here. Contact Margaret Codispoti at with suggestions or feedback for the FAN page.

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