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“None of Us Want to Stand Still” Documentary

None of Us Want to Stand Still” is a documentary made in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The documentary shines a light onto the reality of how poorly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are treated in the healthcare system. The film gives voice to …

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Eligio Velasquez Named 2020 Direct Support Professional of the Year

New Mexico professional joins 54 others being honored for inclusion, empowerment of people with intellectual & developmental disabilities! Source: ANCOR ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA APRIL 16, 2020 This morning, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) announced that Eligio Velasquez, direct support professional (DSP) for Albuquerque, New Mexico-based ARCA, has been named the 2020 Direct …

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How Can Health Systems Help Older Adults Address Social Isolation and Loneliness? A Conversation with The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Terry Fulmer

This blog post features a conversation with Terry Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, who explores the NASEM report findings and discuss potential solutions for older adults experiencing social isolation and loneliness — both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Playbook April 9, 2020 By Logan Kelly, Center for Health Care Strategies …

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Potential Impacts of COVID-19 on Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disability: A Call for Accurate Cause of Death Reporting

COVID-19 deaths will likely be more prevalent among those with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD).Death rates from pneumonia are between 2.2 times and 5.8 times higher among individuals with an IDD than among those without IDD, giving us a clear warning of the severity of COVID-19 among people with IDD.Underestimation of COVID-19 deaths is potentially …

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Walmart Reserves Daily Pickup Hour for Those Most At-Risk

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 14, 2020 — Walmart is launching a Pickup hour for people most at-risk for COVID-19. Each day at select pickup store locations, the hour from 7 to 8 a.m. will be reserved for customers over the age of 60, as well as first responders, customers with disabilities and anyone designated high-risk by …

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OSHA Guidance on Preparing the Workplace for COVID-19 (2020)

2020 guidance on preparing the workplace for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Source: OSHA This is a quick summary of the guidelines without analysis or commentary. For more information, go directly to the guidelines by clicking the link in the reference. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has …

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Preparing Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities for Medical Treatment at Hospitals

Source: Disability COVID-19 Forms Click on the name of your state below to download a COVID-19 Disability Form to complete online and print. Alabama         Alaska        Arizona        Arkansas         California         Colorado         Connecticut         Delaware         Florida      …

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Applying HHS’s Guidance for States and Health Care Providers on Avoiding Disability-Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing – Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Persons with disabilities…should not be put at the end of the line for health services during emergencies. Download document Source: Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a Bulletin entitled “Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” stating “HHS is committed …

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The Direct Support Professional and COVID-19

Source: NADSP With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. We understand that given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are still working …

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COVID-19 Resources

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can serve their communities in many ways. Learn more about Inclusive volunteering! Source: The Arc The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or …

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