COVID-19 has created an immediate crisis for people with developmental disabilities
By Alisha GloverSince the COVID-19 pandemic began tearing through the United States, we’ve heard a lot about overloaded systems and the people who are suffering as a result. We’ve heard about our overwhelmed hospital systems and the doctors on hospital frontlines. We’ve heard about aging Americans and the professionals on nursing home frontlines.But what we haven’t heard about are people with disabilities — specifically those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) — and the direct support professionals (DSPs) on the frontlines. In the midst of this crisis, people with I/DD are...