Even prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation and loneliness were identified as significant public health concerns, placing people at higher risk for serious medical conditions. Research conducted during the pandemic indicates that people with disabilities may be at an increased risk of social isolation and loneliness. This webinar will highlight current research on social isolation and loneliness for people with disabilities. Presenters will also share strategies for social engagement and connection from the Center for Independent Living network.
- Sean Barrett, Team Lead, Office of Independent Living Programs, ACL
- Anne Ordway, Program Specialist, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, ACL
- Maia Santamaria, Executive Director, NWGA Center for Independent Living