The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council understands that the health crisis caused by this pandemic is created unprecedented strains on our already-inadequate systems of care in Maine and across the country. In order to better understand the impact that the coronavirus has had "on the ground", we have been working with ally organizations to survey Maine people with developmental disabilities, their families and caregivers, and parents of children with developmental disabilities about the state of services during this time.
We have to date helped create, disseminate, and assess three separate surveys on this issue: one specific to children and their parents, one on adult services, and one asking about opinions on returning to school in the fall. Below are links to the final reports on these surveys.
Much thanks to Maine Parent Federation, Autism Society of Maine, and Speaking Up For Us for partnering with us on this effort!
How are you doing? Survey Results of families of children with disabilities during COVID-19
Are you getting what you need? Are you connected? Survey Results of adults with disabilities and families of adults with disabilities during COVID-19 and Lessons Learned from the IPAD Technology Project
Returning to School - Survey Results of Parents’ thoughts on Fall of 2020