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David Hill, Self-Advocate (he/him)
Even before COVID-19, people with intellectual disabilities in the UK were experiencing pervasive health inequalities. In this talk I want to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is playing out with regards to people with intellectual disabilities and those close to them. This will include what we know about COVID-19 infections and deaths among people with intellectual disabilities, how people with intellectual disabilities and those close to them have experienced life through the pandemic, and how broad COVID-19 policies and changes to health and support services through the pandemic have acted on health inequalities. The overall picture in the UK has to be considered one of broad-based policy failure when it comes to people with intellectual disabilities, although there are some positive glimmers showing that large-scale positive change is possible.
(5 sessions to choose from)
(4 sessions to choose from)
Join us for a lively discussion about current and emerging issues relating to providing care to people with developmental disabilities, including health inequities, engaging physicians, and emerging issues and solutions. Our panelists come from different regions of the country, are at different stages of their careers, and bring a diverse background of experiences, and all are eager to share their thoughts and ideas with you as we look for ways to learn from recent experiences and move forward in a more proactive way.
Vikram Dua, MD, FRCP(C); David Hill, Self-Advocate (he/him)