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February 2021 Disability Task Force Meeting

The Disability Task Force (DTF) met on February 25, 2021.  Brief policy updates were presented regarding COVID-19 and the disability community, provided by:

  • Attorney Rick Glassman from Disability Law Center who spoke about: hospital visitation; Infection control in congregate settings; COVID-related trends in employment, housing, public accommodations; abuse registry.
  • Maura Sullivan from the ARC of Massachusetts discussed: vaccines; DDS recovery budget; and listening sessions.
  • Attorney Julia Landau from the Massachusetts Advocates for Children addressed: expansion of in-person learning; remote learning; racial equity; compensatory services; turning 22; and recovery.

DTF members had the opportunity to post links and share resources from their organizations.  Attendees also participated in small group discussions in break-out rooms to discuss the major COVID-19 and recovery concerns faced by their constituency.