Including Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Equation During this COVID-19 Pandemic.

Including Children with Developmental Disabilities in the Equation During this COVID-19 Pandemic. J Autism Dev Disord. 2020 Aug 20;: Authors: Aishworiya R, Kang YQ Abstract Amidst the ongoing novel Coronavirus disease pandemic, children with developmental disabilities warrant specific attention to minimise having disproportionate consequences. These children are especially vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic due to (1) Greater healthcare needs, (2) Dependency on community-based services and (3) Mental health concerns. Healthcare professionals, public health systems and the society needs to come together to advocate for these children by optimising access to healthcare and community intervention services, promoting mental well-being and caregiver welfare. The consequences of missed present-day opportunities might only be evident in the years to come in these children. Hence, despite the prolonged pandemic, with consequent limitations in availability of resources, children with developmental disabilities should continue to be supported. PMID: 32816170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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