Providers continue caring for people with intellectual disabilities despite pandemic

shared courtesy of ABC Columbia

Across the country, workers who provide essential services for people with intellectual disabilities continue to do so during the pandemic. But they’re not being included in financial distributions or receiving any help to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This can put both providers and recipients at risk.

United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina provides housing for people with developmental disabilities.

“We provide support to adults with severe lifelong disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, down syndrome, etcetera,” said Brad Beasley, Executive Director of UCP.“We have 20 four-bedroom homes, and we have 20 one-bedroom apartments. And we serve about 100 people with disabilities. Staff we have about 170.”

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