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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

Paid Medical Leave for All During COVID-19

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…

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California needs a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Legislative Task Force

Sign the petition to create a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Legislative Taskforce.

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#MyIDEAmatters

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…

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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 with Dignity – moving to collective insurance funding model

Disability can touch anyone. The current disability funding model is based on pity, not belief in the value that disabled people provide to society. We…

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Proposed Independent Living Changes in the President’s Budget

Earlier this week, the President released his 2021 Budget. The budget includes a $7.5 million cut to Part B funding. It also includes a $5 million…

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Resources and References

Forward Together Report – Helping Students with Learning Disabilities

The National Council of Learning Disabilities and Understood put together a report on addressing education for students with learning disabilities and attention issues.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the…

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National Trends in Disability Employment – March 2020

Comparison of People With and Without Disabilities (March 2019 and March 2020) Based on data from early March, today’s indicators showed gains for people with…

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