The impact of COVID-19 has been profound, and its presence poses a particular risk for people with intellectual disability – especially for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or with other causes of dementia.  The NTG is invested to provide information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting adults with intellectual disability and dementia and their families and caregivers. 

On these pages we provide access to the latest version of the Q and A on Down syndrome and COVID-19 and access to a range of COVID-19 related publications and resources.

News stories about impact of COVID-19 and intellectual disability

Journalistic review article from the Associated Press on conditions within group homes for people with intellectual disability.  Contains focus on the greater Chicago area where conditions were examined at homes run by a large residential care agency as well as extensive national information, mostly drawn from data on CMS funded homes.

Authors: Holbrook Mohr, Mitch Weiss, & Reese Dunklin, Associated Press (dateline June 11, 2020)


     National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. © 2020                                                                        Edited 12/3/20

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