It’s been a few days since our last update. Much has happened. As you read the short bullets below, know that on our recently launched COVID-19 Updates Center we’ll be posting links or certain files for you to dig deeper. To all families, individuals with disabilities living independently, our chapters, and fellow helping agencies, public and private across the state: hang in there.
Families, staff and agency leaders are showing amazing amounts of fortitude during these uncertain weeks.To build a community of caring we need to listen to each other and communicate regularly with you about what is happening and what we hope will happen. This message covers some positive developments and some goals ahead of us.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are facing threats to their health and wellbeing due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has recently passed two important Coronavirus packages, which have been signed by President Trump, but this is just a start in addressing this crisis. More action must be taken to support people with disabilities and their families!