Coronavirus frays the safety net for people with severe disabilities, leaving many at risk
Across California, thousands of families are now forced to care for severely disabled loved ones at home, including some with serious autism.
Plena inclusi ón (Full Inclusion) is Spain's leading NGO on Intellectual Disability and other Developmental Disabilities. It is made up of nearly 900 family-based non-profit organizations throughout the country. Full inclusion offers lifelong support to 140,000 people with Developmental Disabilities (DD) (Intell ectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy) and their families.
I would like to thank Mr. Galvan for his letter (1). He works for an outstanding organization that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with many times over the years, and even now during this pandemic. However, there are some points in his letter that need clarification regarding my paper in Biological Psychiatry (2). In response to Mr. Galvan ’s comment that the government has not allowed people with intellectual disabilities or autism to go out in the streets, I need only literally translate the government’s mandate: “The activity of using public roads authorized in order to assist and care for t...
The information that care homes submit to CQC about the deaths of people in their care is published on a weekly basis as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting on deaths. We are now doing further work on this data so that we can better understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on specific groups of people, including autistic people and people with a learning disability.
Your child may have setbacks during the school shutdown. But remember, schools will open again at some point and help get things back on track.
NHS England and Improvement have agreed to publish data they receive on the coronavirus deaths of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health illness.
In conclusion, none of us planned for this terrible virus to circle the globe. And none of us could anticipate how dangerous maintaining close social contact could become. We, like most, are simply making the best of a horrific situation. COVID-19 is bad, but it’s much worse if you’re autistic. You are simply one step more removed from people, and this, although significantly detrimental, can be compensated for with a little love and creativity.
This guidance has been assessed to identify potential equality impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mental health problems or a learning disability and/or autism. It is acknowledged that people with mental health needs, a learning disability or autism who contract COVID-19 may require reasonable adjustments, and that the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to affect mental health and wellbeing.
This guidance is for care workers and personal assistants who support adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults.
Guidance for people who are providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.