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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

Include People with Disabilities in the Next Coronavirus Relief Package

UPDATE  (3/28/2020) : Last night the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law after it passed through the Senate late in the day….

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Our children’s IDEA rights are at risk!

IDEA Rights May Be Waived by Congress as Part of COVID-19 Pending Stimulus Package! As part of Congress’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Chairman Lamar…

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Tell your Senator: Oppose the Education Waivers in the CARES Act

The education rights of kids with disabilities are under attack in the US Senate. We need your help to protect students with disabilities and their…

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Issues

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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COVID crisis – Healthcare Rationing on Basis of Disability is Illegal

In the current COVID-19 health crisis, people with disabilities are at double risk. The virus itself hits people with underlying conditions harder, and long-standing discrimination…

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Jobs and Workplace Issues

Workplace Issues Subminimum Wage under construction

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Resources and References

Money Follows the Person Fact Sheet

Summary of the call to action for the Money Follows the Person Permanent Re-authorization Bill.

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California Special Education Resources related to COVID

The El Dorado SELPA supports many of the charter schools in California and put together an integrated resource on special education including information from the…

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THE US EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MARCH 2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today….

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