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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

Housing for People with Disabilities

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), like all Americans, have a right to live in their own homes, in the community. Children and youth…

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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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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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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the…

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COVID-19 Información de autocuidado para personas con discapacidades y adultos mayores

¿Qué deben saber los adultos mayores y las personas con discapacidad?   COVID-19 self-care information for people with disabilities and older adults in Spanish.

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