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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

Disability Community Listening Sessions on COVID 19 – FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

UPDATE 3/28/2020 More than 1,500 individuals from all 50 states participated in two listening sessions, hosted by National Disability Institute (NDI), to learn about the…

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Protect the Education Rights of our Kids with Disabilities

Right now, in the Hall’s of Congress, our children’s rights are at grave risk. Raise your voices in opposition and share with everyone you know…

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Act to Officially Close and Fund Our Schools without Distance Learning Requirements during the COVID-19 Crisis

We are in a global health crisis. We must actually close our schools for the safety and education of our kids, and the safety and…

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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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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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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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Resources and References

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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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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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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