Listening Session #2: Tell Us the Impact of Coronavirus Challenges on the Disability Community

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
3:00 PM EDT

Location: 

Web via Zoom platform; captioning available

Description: 

Join National Disability Institute (NDI) and partnering organizations for one or both Listening Sessions on March 24 & March 25 at 3 pm ET to learn from individuals with disabilities, family members, disability service providers and public agency leaders about the current impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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

    Please help us identify the needs, develop solutions and document 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 note: Real time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For accommodation requests or questions about the webinar, please contact Hope Price at hprice@ndi-inc.org.

    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)

    From the Sponsor: 

    Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center

    Audience: 

    People with Disabilities, Consumer Advocate, Family Member of Person With Disability, Federal or Non-Federal Partner, Medical Professional, Service Provider, State/Local Affiliate

    Topic: 

    Emergency Preparedness, Facility Access, Disability Awareness/Education, Effective Communication, Non-Discrimination, Program Access

    Registration: 

    Required

    Cost: 

    Free

    Registration Deadline: 

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Other Sponsor: 

    National Disability Institute (NDI) and partnering organizations