We want to thank the families who took the time to share how COVID-19 has affected their daily lives.
It was our hope to capture how COVID-19 has disrupted medical, educational and Regional Center services for our community, to understand the barriers for re-integration and what individuals and families are looking for to help them feel safe as we look toward the future.
We realize the issues we face are not necessarily unique to our intellectual and developmental disability (ID/DD) community, but it is important that policymakers and leaders are aware that our community may be substantially affected in a different way.
We will get through this together!
Beth Burt, President, Autism Society of California
Marcia Eichelberger, Co-Chair, Public Policy Committee, Autism Society of California