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COVID-19 Living Well COVID-19 Toolkit

Source: COVID-19 | Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Developmental Disability Councils play a powerful role in response to COVID-19 in ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and their support networks are not left behind. Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has fluidly shifted much of our work to shape COVID-19 related …

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The legacy of the American Disabilities Act 30 years later | COMMENTARY – Baltimore Sun

The American Disabilities Act was adopted 30 years ago this month resulting in more inclusion of people with disabilities in society as the landmark legislation facilitated their exit from the shadows of isolation and exclusion into the sunlight of public and community life. Source: The legacy of the American Disabilities Act 30 years later | …

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NEW National Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) project through the HealthMatters Program in partnership with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia is one of the Component B projects with the CDC’s National Healthy Brain Initiative (CDC-RFA-DP20-2003). As a Component B recipient, we aim to support people with IDD …

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COVID-19 Health Resources

Source: COVID-19 Resources The National Center on Advancing Person- Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy. Health …

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Virtual Coach: HealthMatters Google Classroom to Support Frontline Staff to Protect People with IDD During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jasmina Sisirak and Beth Marks with the HealthMatters Program and Matthew Janicki with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices awarded a grant from the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science COVID-19 Pilot Grant Program for their project ” Virtual Coach: HealthMatters Google Classroom to Support Frontline Staff to Protect People with IDD During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  Many people …

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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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