Virtual workshop on children with disabilities and the current pandemic slated
Will the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide helpful guidance?
The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is planning a workshop some readers may find of interest. The meeting, called “Supporting Children with Disabilities: Lessons from the Pandemic,” is slated for 13, 14, and 15 June, 2022. The activities will be conducted be conducted virtually.
Here’s a descrption from a press release:
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth and Families will host a 3-day virtual workshop focused on Supporting Children with Disabilities, Lessons from the Pandemic. The event is designed to explore promising approaches and innovative strategies employed during the pandemic to address challenges faced by children with disabilities and their families, including access to clinical service and treatment needs, home caregiving, and mental health treatment with an emphasis on underserved/under resourced children and families. In addition, the workshop will consider policies and/or practices that might be sustained or implemented beyond the pandemic to support children with disabilities and their families.
Day one (June13) will include panels focused on lived expertise, hospital and outpatient settings (including telehealth), and school and educational settings.
Day two (June 14) will feature panels focused on home care settings, state and federal policy, and health equity.
Day three (June 15) will include panels on public health and emergency planning and planning for recovery, as well as closing reflections from planning committee members.
The project’s Web site appears to have an earlier version of the plan than the press release I received, but it includes links to materials (e.g., an agenda), a means to register for the event, and the identity of a person to contact.