The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is continuing to monitor how people with disabilities and their families are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this spring, we conducted a survey to learn about the effects of the initial shutdown, which resulted in school and workplace closures, people sheltering in place, and the lives of many people being disrupted.
Now, as COVID-19 has been present for many months and looks to remain, we are conducting a second survey to learn how you and your family are dealing with the ongoing situation. Has your access to services and basic needs improved, gotten worse, or remained the same? Do you have what you need to stay safe and healthy? And finally, what are your top concerns now, and how do you plan to adjust as certain parts of society begin to reopen?
We are conducting this short survey to collect stories and information from self-advocates, family members of people with disabilities, and others from across Texas. The deadline to complete the survey is Sept. 6, 2020. Your responses will help us inform legislators, state agency administrators, and other leaders so they understand how their decisions could impact you. Also, your responses may be used to raise awareness about how Texans with disabilities are experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is also available in Spanish.
Please take a few minutes to share your Texas COVID Story. If you need help completing the survey or need the survey in an alternate format, please contact Mary Rochford at email@example.com or 512-437-5435.
Texas COVID Stories: Spring Survey
This spring, nearly 90 people participated in the first round of Texas COVID Stories. Almost a third of respondents were self-advocates. You can read some of the stories submitted by people from across Texas.