National Strategy Sessions on Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
People with disabilities experience victimization at higher rates than people without disabilities, often rely on support people and personal care services to maintain their independence, and are also more likely to experience serious health consequences should they contract COVID-19. With this trifecta of challenges facing the disability community, it is critical that service providers come together to identify strategies for continuing to serve survivors with disabilities amid the call for social distancing. As we rapidly adjust our service models to slow the spread of the virus, we must ensure that our services remain inclusive and accessible to survivors with disabilities. Indeed, we may discover that the changes we make now could result in more access survivors with disabilities.
This national strategy session is scheduled to share information and explore solutions for service providers serving survivors with disabilities during COVID-19 and beyond.