Host: National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to drastic changes in the way people with disabilities engage with and access their communities for work, play, and to build and maintain relationships. The COVID-19 pandemic has also increased the urgency to address health disparities, inaccessibility, ableism, and shift from segregated settings to accessible opportunities to engage in all aspects of life. This webinar will feature a panel of people with disabilities, family members, direct support professionals, and advocates reflecting on the lessons they have learned during the pandemic.
Panelists will share the positive and negative ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives, their hopes for the future, and how policy and practice can draw lessons and move systems to be more person-centered. The panel will discuss their perspectives on the “normal” life that many in the non-disabled community seek to return to, and steps to make the “new normal” more inclusive of people with disabilities.
NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live-captions in both English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact Saska Rajcevic (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.
**Please Note: If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance, we recommend you connect to this webinar using the Zoom desktop app. NCAPPS’s webinars are not officially approved for Continuing Education Units, however we do provide confirmation of attendance in case an organization wishes to use participation in our webinars to grant credit for internal requirements. Connecting via the desktop app will ensure that Zoom recognizes your attendance.**
The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states agencies, tribes, and territories to advance person-centered thinking and practices to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. NCAPPS is funded by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at ncapps.acl.gov/webinars.html.