Children with Disabilities and COVID-19

This section includes resources related to children with disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, Nat Kendall-Taylor,

In this article, researchers Philip Fisher, Joan Lombardi, and Nat Kendall-Taylor present data from the RAPID-EC U.S. national survey of families with young children and look back at three overarching findings from the first year of the survey.

UNICEF Ghana, Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI), National Development Planning Commission (NDPC),

This briefing paper - developed by UNICEF and the Social Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission - built on existing microdata, analyses of children’s vulnerabilities and specific phone survey data collected between March and June 2020. The paper outlines the primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 on children in Ghana, including the impacts on vulnerable children such as children with disabilities, street-connected children, and children in residential care.

Disability Rights International, Validity Foundation, European Network for Independent Living,

Disability Rights International, Validity Foundation, and the European Network for Independent Living, Youth Network Board hosted a webinar on children with disabilities in adversity as part of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), St. Catherine’s University and SPOON,

Catholic Medical Mission Board Zambia (CMMB), SPOON, and St. Catherine's University conducted this Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Lusaka Province, Zambia, to understand the disparate impact that COVID-19 and the containment measures had on children with disabilities and their families. his two-phased assessment is designed to gather evidence about the impact through seven domains: COVID-19 knowledge and practices, food consumption, housing and livelihood, child safety and risk of separation, child health and wellness, parental and child stress, and education.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Division of Data, Analytics, Planning and Monitoring,

This publication draws on pre-COVID data to highlight how children with disabilities face greater risks in the midst of this pandemic.

Michael B. Cahapay - Disability & Society,

This issue paper describes the collective actions to usher children with disabilities in the new normal post-COVID-19 period in the Philippines.

Sapna Dhiman, Pradeep Kumar Sahu, William R. Reed, G. Shankar Ganesh, Ramesh K. Goyal, Shilpa Jain - Research in Developmental Disabilities,

The objectives of this study were to describe the mental health status and the change in perceived strain among caregivers of children with special needs in India during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN),

This Joint Statement the ASEAN Ministers responsible for social welfare and development outlines their concerns and commitments to action regarding meeting the needs of vulnerable people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including children with disabilities, children deprived of liberty, and children in institutional care, among other groups.

Validity Foundation, European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), International Disability Alliance (IDA), Disability Rights International (DRI), Disability Rights Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, International Disability and Development Consortium,

A coalition of six disability rights organisations has launched a major international monitoring initiative entitled “COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor” to conduct rapid independent monitoring of state measures concerning persons with disabilities. 

United Nations,

This Policy Brief by the United Nations highlights the impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities and in doing so, outlines key actions and recommendations to make the response and recovery inclusive of persons with disabilities.