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Covid-19 Actions, Issues, and Resources for the Disability Community

The disability community is at high risk from COVID-19. Inclusion for healthcare is a matter of life and death. We are pulling together as many resources as we can and actions that you can take to help ensure that all kids and all adults with disabilities are protected.

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of all of us. The virus poses a risk to everyone’s health, and is proving to be especially dangerous for people with certain types of disabilities and chronic health conditions as well as older adults. The pandemic has disrupted our lives and changed the way that we go to school, work, socialize, and more.

Government and private sector responses may also pose additional harm to disabled people if discrimination based on disability results in the denial of healthcare. And, there is a very real possibility that the spread of COVID-19 will result in a drastic reduction of personal assistants available to provide support to disabled people who rely on their assistance with activities of daily living.

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Actions

The Disability Community Must Once Again Show #WeAreEssential

After being all but ignored in the first three legislative packages that Congress has passed to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the disability community must rise…

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#NoBodyIsDisposable Campaign Against Discrimination in Triage

WHO WE ARE We are people targeted by triage plans during the COVID-19 pandemic — people with disabilities, fat people, old people, people with HIV/AIDS…

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COVID-19 Disability Community Organizing Call – Monday April 6 3:00 pm ET

The coronavirus pandemic and the response to it significantly impact the disability community and our allies. So far, the policies passed and implemented largely leave us…

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Issues

Paid Leave, Disability, and COVID

As the COVID-19 crisis plays out, the economic impact on all kinds of workers is absolutely undeniable. Congress is currently engaged in work to figure…

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Disability Inclusion in COVID-19 Response

The disability community is at high risk from COVID-19. Inclusion for healthcare is a matter of life and death. We are pulling together as many…

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Protect IDEA under COVID

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is under imminent threat as the US responds to the COVID epidemic A provision in the Coronavirus Aid,…

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Resources and References

COVID-19 Información de autocuidado para personas con discapacidades y adultos mayores

¿Qué deben saber los adultos mayores y las personas con discapacidad?   COVID-19 self-care information for people with disabilities and older adults in Spanish.

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Know Your Disability Healthcare Rights

Print and Carry or Download to your Phone In the current COVID-19 health crisis, people with disabilities are at double risk. The virus itself hits…

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Impact on the Disability Community – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (The CARES Act). This is the third relief package approved…

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