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Seattle Times OpEd – Coronavirus: Remember students with disabilities in a time of crisis

For students with disabilities, school is often where they have access to physical, speech, mental-health and other therapies. As schools around the nation are closing, disabled students and their families are being left without supports.
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We Need More Than Social Distancing. We Need Social Safety Nets.

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. COVID-19 and the emergency responses from governments around the world are evidence we do…
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Disabled, Not Disposable: Tinu

Listen to disability activist Tinu Abayomi-Paul on what happens when we start valuing people based on whether they’re “productive members of society.”
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What Can Experiences of Chemically Sensitive People Teach Us During Social Distancing?

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. Author Disclaimer: I do not identify as a disabled person. I am the daughter…
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information, Response, and Planning for Washingtonians

This page will be updated as more information is made available. Last Updated: February 17, 2021   It’s important to take steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 and prevent further spread of the virus if you do become sick.
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Working and Studying at Home Shouldn’t Be Pandemic-Only Accommodations

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. As a disabled person with an autoimmune disorder, I of course find myself worried…
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Disability Rights Washington Files Complaint over COVID-19 Treatment Rationing Plan in Washington State

Our parent organization, Disability Rights Washington, has filed a complaint against Washington's plan to ration #COVID19 care and how it discriminates against disabled people. The #COVID19 rationing plan would give priority to treating people who are younger and healthier and leaves those who are older and sicker—people with disabilities—to die.
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Deaf People Need Access to Information During Emergencies, Too

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. 70 days. That was when the last time I saw my Italian husband, on…
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Listen Up: Chronically Ill People Know What We’re Talking About When it Comes to COVID-19

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. This post is not intended as medical advice. It was summer 2014, four months after the accident that left me with chronic…