Commission on Persons with Disabilities

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Fostering Self-Sufficiency, Dignity, and Respect

The Commission on Persons with Disabilities strives to promote inclusion and improve the quality of life for people in Bristol with a disability, by providing a network of partnerships with local resources that foster self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.

The Commission consists of seven members serving three-year terms.

For more information about, regular meeting schedule, resources and useful links, visit the City of Bristol website.

In The News:
Bristol’s Emergency Management Leadership presented at a Special Meeting of the Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities, at the Bristol Public Library on April 19th.
Presentations featured overviews of department Policies , Procedures and Responsibilities , involving individuals with disabilities and special needs during emergency circumstances.
Bristol’s collaborative inter-agency (Police, Fire, and EMS) “911 System” was also discussed , along with a detailed review of Voluntary “Special Needs Registries” operated by the Police and Fire Departments. These Registries, enable individuals and families to enroll and document information about their special needs in order to provide advance information and readiness for first responders who may by dispatched to their home during an emergency. Following formal presentations, a lively gallery interactive Q&A brought additional questions to the floor.

Photo of group from Commissions for Persons with Disabilities Special Meeting held on April 9, 2023.

In photo (left to right): Harley Graime, Emergency Management Director for the City of Bristol; Chief Richard Hart, Bristol Fire Department; Christine Laprise, Bristol Hospital Vice President of Operations/EMS; and Chief Brian Gould, Bristol Police Department. Absent from photo: Officer Alysha Pirog.





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