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How do people with Special Needs cope with COVID-19?

Take part in a large international consortium examining the impact of COVID-19 for families and individuals with Special Needs. Join the other 18 countries already involved (survey available in 9 languages)!

These are challenging times for us all – also and particularly for people with special needs and their families. It is precisely in times like these that such vulnerable groups must not be neglected, and that special attention must be paid to the impact of the crisis on their lives. This is the reason why we, an international collaboration of researchers from more than 14 countries, have joined forces to investigate how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its political, social and economic repercussions are impacting on these individuals and their families. We aim to contribute to a better understanding of their experiences and influence the design of future interventions to improve their quality of life. 

Are you a parent or caregiver of individuals with special needs (e.g. autism spectrum disorder, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, etc.)? Fill out our survey: www.specialneedscovid.org (30 minutes).

Have questions? Email emotion@unidistance.ch.