Julia Bascom is the Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). ASAN is a national disability rights organization run by and for autistic adults and people with other developmental disabilities.
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April 8, 2020
Congress has voted on a third bill to address the impact of COVID-19. The $2 trillion bill includes some small pieces for people with disabilities, but fails to recognize the full needs of our community. People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; not only by the virus itself, but by the strain on the health care system and the disruption to routine services and infrastructure. Congress must ensure that future bills specifically and meaningfully address the ramifications of COVID-19 for the disability community. Our lives, our safety, and our civil rights are on the...