Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability (NCD) hosted a Quarterly Meeting on December 8, 2022.  Kira Meskin, a Progress Center Community Reintegration Advocate, along with two others, submitted public comment to NCD for its quarterly meeting. The comments were accepted and incorporated into the record of the National Council on Disability Quarterly Meeting.  The comments were titled:  “Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities and Underlying Medical Conditions: Challenging and Addressing the Failures of the CDC’s Current COVID-19 Guidelines.” The comments address the failure of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to integrate the needs and concerns of the disabled into CDC recommendations and guidelines.

These comments were written and submitted by:

Kira Meskin Schiff, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, ADAC

Megan E. Doherty, PhD

Todd Holloway, Disability Inclusion Advisor

Progress Center is grateful for the work of Meskin, Doherty and Holloway to produce and publish this document. The full comments are available for download on this page.

Download the comments here: 2022-December — public comment to NCD — about CDC guidelines 2Public.Comment.NCD.Meskin.Doherty.Holloway