Children with Disabilities and COVID-19

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

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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.

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.

Family for Every Child,

In this online event, Family for Every Child members FSCE (Ethiopia), The Mulberry Bush (UK), Praajak (India) and CSID (Bangladesh) discussed children's care in the context of COVID-19.

UNICEF Europe and Central Asia,

UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) designed a brief online survey to take stock of what national authorities are doing to adjust national child protection systems and services in the wake of COVID 19. This report aims to synthesizes the responses across the region; support national and international child protection agencies, organizations and authorities to identify promising practices, challenges, risks and opportunities; and promote exchange of experience and practices across the region and globally.

Save the Children,

These tip sheets from Save the Children provide recommendations for disability inclusion during COVID-19 across a range of thematic areas and topics, including education, cash transfers, health, and nutrition.