COVID 19 Issues, Actions and Resources
There are tons of issues, actions, and resources related to COVID 19 and disability. We've consolidated some of them here. Please contact us if you have any suggestions.
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.
Right now, Congress is working to put together a new bill package to support our country’s economy and people during the COVID-19 crisis. People with…
Sign the petition to create a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Legislative Taskforce.
Later this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will submit a report to Congress on her recommended waivers of states’ and districts’ obligations under…
Today, plastic straws can be a life saver and inclusion enabler for people with disabilities. At the same time, plastics have a serious, negative environmental…
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…
More than 360,000 Californians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities live in our state; they are our neighbors, classmates, coworkers, family, and friends; however, their support…
Resources and References
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is finalizing a ban on electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) for self-injurious or aggressive behavior….
Contact Information for US State Governors.
The US and other western countries have been slow to add masks to the recommended measures for the general public. This is likely largely due…