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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

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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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

Preventing Discrimination in the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients: The Illegality of Medical Rationing on the Basis of Disability

As the COVID-19 crisis amplifies in the United States, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (“DREDF”) reminds lawmakers and providers of health care, education,…

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Impact on the Disability Community – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (The CARES Act). This is the third relief package approved…

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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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