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How People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities Are Coping During Coronavirus

This originally aired on Thursday, April 16, 2020 on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Produced by Julie Depenbrock

What’s happening right now is scary for all of us. But for many with intellectual and developmental disabilities, it has been an even greater challenge. Coronavirus has stripped away routines of school, work and community that once filled up each day. So what’s the best way to cope with this new normal? How do parents and guardians provide special education at home? And for those living independently or in group homes, what supports are still available?

We’ll hear from experts in special education policy and psychiatry.


Molly Whalen Executive Director, D.C. Association for Special Education

Dr. Lance Clawson Psychiatrist

John Bogasky Parent and Special Olympics Volunteer

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