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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

Tell Congress: Include People With Disabilities in Coronavirus Relief Bill!

Urge Congress to Include the Needs of People With Disabilities in Coronavirus Relief Legislation People with disabilities are more likely to have underlying health conditions…

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Issues

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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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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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

General COVID-19 Disability Resources

We all need to work together to help the disability community through the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of any resource, action, or other information,…

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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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US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Coronavirus Statement

Dear Education Leader: I write to request your careful attention to recent challenges that have been reported in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19). There has…

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