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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

Banning electric shock devices on people with disabilities

It has long been legal to use electric shock devices to “control the behavior” of people with disabilities. The disability community has been fighting this…

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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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Census 2020: Disabled People and Older Adults, Be Counted!

Participation in the 2020 census by people with disabilities and older adults will help make sure that our communities receive their rightful share of federal…

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Resources and References

First Responder Emergency Communication Tools for People with Disabilities

Communication is critical during emergencies and it is important for all people, including people who do not use verbal communication, to be able to communicate…

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Learning Disability Voting Resources

Excellent set of resources from National Council of Learning Disabilities: Know your rights. Overview of the “Our Time, Our Vote” campaign. Understanding Voters with Learning…

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Open Letter to US Education Secretary DeVos from the CCD Education Task Force

Dear Secretary DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary Schultz, The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force and allies submit…

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