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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

Our Kids Count!! Tell Congress: NO IDEA WAIVERS

The CARES Act Includes a provision that directs the Secretary [DeVos] to report back to Congress within 30 days on any waivers needed under the…

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How The Disability Community Can Respond to COVID-19

Ensuring People with Disabilities Can Access Prescription Drugs During the Current Crisis March 13, 2020 Many people with disabilities are at increased risk of serious…

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Tell Congress #WeAreEssential

People With Disabilities, Families, and Direct Support Professionals: Tell Congress #WeAreEssential TAKE ACTION NOW Legislation is moving very quickly through Congress to address the coronavirus…

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Issues

Covid-19 New Normal

COVID-19 is not a short term crisis. It is going to require long term changes to a lot of things we’ve become accustomed to. In…

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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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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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Resources and References

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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Q and A on providing services to children with disabilities during the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus named coronavirus disease 2019…

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COVID-19 Self care information for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

The Administration for Community Living is maintaining resources for people with disabilities and older adults and the elderly As guidance is updated, ACL will post…

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