COVID-19 Response: Considerations for children and adults with disabilities

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, persons with disabilities may have increased risk for exposure, complications and death. However, previous experience has shown that children and adults with disabilities also face obstacles to access prevention and response measures. For example, girls and boys with disabilities may be at risk from exclusion from education if distance learning programs are not accessible. It is also likely that persons with disabilities are less prioritized in resource allocation.

This document highlights the risks that children and adults with disabilities face during the COVID-19 pandemic, and presents ways to respond to these risks.

Published 2020-04-14

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