Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Education and Special Needs: Covid 19 You Still Have Rights

The rights of our kids are at risk. Decisions are being made now that will impact special needs education beyond this current pandemic. Please share and join if you can.

You Still Have Rights: Accessing Education, Services, and Health Care during the Coronavirus Crisis
Friday, April 10/Viernes, 1 de abril
2-4 pm
Individuals with disabilities still maintain their rights during this difficult time, including the right to not being discriminated against in health care and education. Join us for this week’s webinar with experts who will explain the rights of people with disabilities during this time. In addition, Disability Voices United will release preliminary results from their survey on the current needs of people with disabilities. 

Presenters include:
  • Andy Imparato, Executive Director, Disability Rights California
  • Tauna Szymanski, Executive Director and Legal Director, Communication First
  • Judy Mark, President, Disability Voices United
  • More presenters to be announced

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom.

Here is how you can participate:
  1. By computer using video: click on this link: if you have never used Zoom before on your computer, you should go in beforehand to download the app at
  2. By cell phone or tablet with video: You must download app, see link below. At time of call, go into app and click on "Join." Type in the Webinar ID - 103 799 431
  3. By cell phone with voice only: just tap here: +16699006833,,103799431#
  4. By landline phone: 1-669-900-6833. Enter ID: 103 799 431

This webinar will have simultaneous translation in Spanish through a conference call line. Be aware: this webinar will have several English-language visual presentations. You will not be able to see them if you only call in. You will also not be able to access Zoom's question and answer function. We are working on an alternative for people who call in to ask questions.

For simultaneous Spanish interpretation:
Call 515-604-9835 and enter the access code 245384#.

Este webinar se realizará por el sistema de conferencia por internet Zoom.

Estas son las maneras en las que puede participar:
  1. Por computadora usando video: haga clic en este enlace: Nota: si nunca ha usado Zoom en su computadora, debe descargar antes la app de
  2. Por teléfono celular o tableta con video: Debe descargar una aplicación, vea el enlace a continuación. A la hora de la llamada, vaya a la aplicación, y haga clic en "Join" (Entrar a una reunión). Escriba el ID de reunión: 103 799 431
  3. Por teléfono celular en inglés solo con servicio de voz (sin video), haga clic aquí: +16699006833,,103799431#
  4. Por línea telefónica fija (inglés): 1-669-900-6833. Ingrese el ID: 103 799 431

Se ofrecerá interpretación simultánea al español a través de una línea de teleconferencia aparte (todos los participantes estarán en modo silencioso y solo es para escuchar la traducción al español). Debe tener en cuenta: este webinar tendrá muchas presentaciones visuales en inglés. No podrá verlas si solo llama por teléfono. Tampoco podrá hacer preguntas a través de Zoom. Estamos buscando una solución para que las personas que solo participen por teléfono puedan hacer preguntas.

Para escuchar la interpretación simultánea al español:
Llame al 515-604-9835 e ingrese el código de acceso 245384#.
How are you doing during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown? Are you or your family member getting the services and supports you need?

Take this survey for self-advocates and family members on the coronavirus outbreak to let us know what the needs of our community are

Encuesta sobre la epidemia de coronavirus para personas con discapacidad que abogan por sí mismas y familiares
The purpose of this survey is to see how people with disabilities are doing during the coronavirus epidemic. We will use this information for our advocacy to ensure that individuals and families are supported during this crisis.

El propósito de esta encuesta es ver cómo está la situación de las personas con discapacidades durante la epidemia de coronavirus.
Resource website on coronavirus

Sitio web con recursos sobre coronavirus
If you need more information about coronavirus and its impact on people with disabilities, visit our website.
Si necesita más información sobre coronavirus y su impacto en las personas con discapacidades, visite nuestro sitio web.
To share on social media, use this link.

Para compartir en las redes sociales, use esta enlace.

Disability Voices United works for:

  • Choice and control over our lives

  • Meaningful outcomes that matter to us

  • Systems that are equitable and accountable to us

Please consider donating today to support our important work!

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