Capitol Correspondence - 05.10.22

ACL Releases Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

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The National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), a part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), released a report highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with disabilities called the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities.

The report includes a robust list of resources such as webinars, guidance, and videos and also incorporates findings from studies focusing on specific groups that were particularly hard hit, such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people from marginalized communities, people from rural communities, and people with mental health disorders. The report also highlights findings and resources in specific areas of community engagement and participation, education services, telehealth, and employment and return-to-work accommodations.