For those of you with questions or concerns you’d like to pose to D.C.’s Department on Disability Services (responsible for administering transition services for D.C. students, employment (vocational rehabilitation) services, and Medicaid waiver services for people with an intellectual disability), I share the following message:
DDS invites self-advocates, community partners and stakeholders to participate in an hour-long WebEx discussion about the state of disability services during COVID-19. The conversation takes place Friday, March 27, at 10:30 am. This event will give community members greater insight into measures the agency is implementing to safely support people with disabilities during the public health emergency. Participants have the option of logging in or calling in (details below). The chat-box will be open for comments and questions during the meeting for those who are able to participate through the WebEx platform.
I’m told that this meeting will occur every Friday until Friday, April 24, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Eastern Time.
Some other timely issues you should be aware of:
- Message from Alert DC last night: STAY HOME. You have a critical role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in DC. Effective at 10 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, March 25), the District of Columbia will close all non-essential businesses through Friday, April 24. We are depending on you - be a good neighbor.
- D.C. residents at risk in covid-19 crisis: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-could-get-severely-shortchanged-in-federal-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/2020/03/25/9ac364f4-6eca-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html.
For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.