I’m spending my Easter weekend making masks – but I can’t make enough all by myself, so I hope you’ll take time this Easter weekend/Passover season to make masks yourself, and send them along to one of the D.C. agencies whose direct support professionals are in need of a face covering. This weekend I’ve made my masks from 100% cotton T-shirts, with a pouch (which already makes two layers) so a person can add a third layer – can be a paper towel or another layer of cloth:
And yes, I always wash the masks - in hot water - before sending! The current, updated list of providers who need masks is here on the Quality Trust’s home page, here: https://www.dcqualitytrust.org/.
On another subject, Heidi Case, chair of D.C.’s Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Council (https://twitter.com/accessibledc), has shared this information from the National Council on Independent Living and the Social Security Administration about who gets payments, and how, under the recent federal stimulus legislation:
And tonight, Heidi’s twice-a-week Disability/Senior Zoom group will be viewing “Crip Camp” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/04/08/netflixs-crip-camp-is-for-everyone/#4d502ad77312) together at 6:00 p.m. If you’re interested in joining – tonight or another Sunday or Thursday - I’ll put you in touch with Heidi.
About ten days ago, Alison Whyte, Ricardo Thornton, and I (executive director, co-chair, and chair of the D.C. Developmental Disabilities Council - https://ddc.dc.gov/) were interviewed over the phone by a journalist from Vox about how covid-19 is affecting people with disabilities. Here’s the article: https://www.vox.com/2020/4/6/21200257/disabilities-coronavirus-group-homes-isolation-policy