COVID-19 and Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Implications for Future Policy, Practice, and Research

This journal article from AJIDD reflects on implications of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic for research, policy, and practice through the lens of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Without question, people with IDD struggled as the COVID-19 pandemic began and as it has continued. Too many were isolated from friends and family for far too long. Too many were lonely and bored. Too many have not received the support they have needed during the pandemic. Far too many were denied treatment and far too many have died. These findings are presented to learn from the many barriers and problems experienced by people with IDD, their families, and direct support professionals during the pandemic and to make changes. Recommendations are offered for what can be done better in the future.

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Community participation
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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation
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