Australians with disabilities missing out on essential services as Covid-19 crisis escalates

People with disabilities have had their national disability insurance scheme and other support services cancelled and been unable to get essential medication and supplies during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a survey by peak bodies in the sector.

A survey of 200 families conducted by Children and Young People with Disability Australia and the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education also reveals concern about a lack of clear official advice for people with disabilities during the crisis.

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Topics:
Emergency management, Parents, Families, Children

Author:
Luke Henriques-Gomes

Source:
The Guardian

Date published:
Tue 17th Mar, 2020