Preparing for a COVID Emergency

As the pandemic has worsened, a number of adults with disabilities and their families have been concerned that 1) health care providers could deny treatment such as ventilators to people with significant disabilities and medical histories, and 2) concerned that in the current climate of zero visitors in hospitals for adults, that someone who is nonverbal and/or developmentally delayed could be hospitalized without the comfort and communication provided by their parent or other primary caregiver.

These tools can help you prepare to cope with ER visits and hospitalizations calmly and effectively:

DSI staff are working from home due to current stay-at-home restrictions but you are welcome to contact Stephanie Garner, DSI Program Coordinator, at 317-496-7851 if you need any help or assistance.


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