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Invitation: National Disability Institute’s Listening Session on COVID-19 Impacts

Join National Disability Institute (NDI) and partnering organizations for a Listening Session to learn from individuals with disabilities, family members, disability service providers, and public agency leaders about the current impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. We will hear from staff from the Office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey, who is working on legislation to respond to the needs of the disability community.

Partnering Organizations:

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
  • American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
  • Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
  • Autism Society of America
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD)
  • National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
  • National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
  • National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
  • National Down Syndrome Congress
  • United Spinal Association
  • World Institute on Disability (WID)

Individuals with disabilities and others with chronic health conditions are the most vulnerable populations susceptible to the Coronavirus and COVID-19.

Please help us identify the needs, develop solutions and document for Congress and federal officials the challenges of:

  1. Access to testing and health services
  2. Access to prescription drugs and services part of usual routine
  3. Loss of income from furloughs or termination of employment
  4. Social isolation and mental health
  5. Access to online communication
  6. The new normal of virtual life
  7. Limited access to needed personal assistance
  8. Adverse impact to disability service provider agencies
  9. Other aspects of change and their adverse consequences

Please register for one or both webinars:

Session #1: Tuesday, March 24 at 3:00 PM Eastern

Register for March 24

Session #2: Wednesday, March 25 at 3:00 PM Eastern

Register for March 25

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