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PARENTS TEMPORARILY BECOMING DIRECT CARE WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY

In order to make sure that families have the support they need during the Covid-19 emergency, DDD will temporarily allow family members who qualify, to become a Direct Care Worker (DCW) and provide paid care to DDD members who are children. This means that a Parent, Step Parent, or other legally responsible person (“parent”) may temporarily be hired by a Qualified Vendor Agency (QVA) to be a Direct Care Worker (DCW) for their child. Contact your child’s DDD Support Coordinator. 

MILLIONS OF DISABLED AND ELDERLY AMERICANS ON
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) WILL GET $1,200
STIMULUS CHECKS WITHOUT NEEDING
TO FILE A TAX RETURN, TREASURY SAYS

Click here to read Article from BUSINESS INSIDER

DSNetwork has been able to continue offering some of its programs via Virtual Zoom Groups. Visit our event page for up-to-date opportunities. Click here for calendar of events

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 COVID-19 updates that are evidence-based and relevant, and whenever possible, specific for Down syndrome.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES on on CONVID-19:
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has put together great resources regarding Down syndrome and COVID-19. Click here for flyer

Statement on the Right to Access Medical Treatment

Download HHS-Bulletin on Civic Rights-CoronaVirus-3-28-20

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.”

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