DSNetwork has made the difficult decision to cancel some of it’s scheduled activities. This posting provides information and resources regarding COVID-19. Scroll down for more information.
LuMind Down Syndrome Foundation keeps Up-to-Date Information on their website about COVID-19 and Down Syndrome.
LuMind IDSC is committed to providing frequent coronavirus updates that are evidence-based and relevant, and whenever possible, specific for Down syndrome.
DSNetwork first wants you to know that it’s focus is on taking a proactive approach to protecting the health of the Down syndrome community. DSNetwork continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is heeding the guidance given by the CDC, the White House and Governor Ducey.
People with Down syndrome are at a heightened risk of complications from illness due to age and/or compromised immune systems. DSNetwork’s number one priority is the safety of the people we serve, volunteers and our staff. While this is disappointing for all of us, we are taking action to prevent any unnecessary risk for the people we serve.
- March 21st World Down Syndrome Day Celebration (Cancelled)
- March 25th 321 Swing (Postponed)
- March 26th Xcell for Adults Health & Wellness Session (Cancelled)
- April 4th West Valley Spring Family BBQ (Postponed)
- April 5th Xcell for Adults Sea Life Aquarium (Cancelled)
- April Tweens & Teens Group (Cancelled)
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES on on CONVID-19:
- Down Syndrome Center Podcast
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital COVID-19 Webpage
- Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 Website
- CDC COVID-19 Website
Statement on the Right to Access Medical Treatment
People with disabilities and other vulnerabilities should keep a copy of the bulletin with them to share with medical professionals should they need to seek treatment for COVID-19
HHS issued a Bulletin on Civil Rights, HIPAA and the Coronovirus Disease last week which clearly spells out that, “…persons with disabilities should not be denied medical care on the basis of stereotypes, assessments of quality of life, or judgments about a person’s relative “worth” based on the presence or absence of disabilities. Decisions by covered entities concerning whether an individual is a candidate for treatment should be based on an individualized assessment of the patient based on the best available objective medical evidence.”