On the ground with the pandemic

A Provider Perspective

NorCal Gathering Committee Newsletter 

April 2020


Tools for Recruiting DSPs During the COVID-19 Pandemic



In the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, disability service providers find the struggle to recruit and retain direct support professionals even more pronounced than usual. Meanwhile, workers from a range of industries - restaurants, hotels, travel, and tourism, and more - are finding themselves laid off and without work.




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COVID-19 & People with IDD

  • PDF DDNA COVID-19 Guide for Members 

  • PDF Plain Language Information on Coronavirus 

  • PDF Spanish Plain Language Information on Coronavirus 

  • PDF Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation

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Health Passport

Health Passport Document 

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Samuel R. Bagenstos

May Hospitals Withhold Ventilators from COVID-19 Patients with Pre-Existing Disabilities? Notes on the Law and Ethics of Disability-Based Medical Rationing