Parenting children with a disability during covid 19
Children with disability may fall into the high risk category when it comes to covid -19 due to secondary health conditions adding to parents stress. Additionally while social distancing has been recommended as the best strategy to avoid transmission that advice may not be realistic for people who care for children with a disability who may require therapy or assistance with a daily tasks.
Life in the Times of Covid 19
How to manage the stress of an unexpectedly long and continuous stay at home is a question that all of us are struggling to answer today. Apart from the other times when we are compelled to stay at home for extended periods, the on-going Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is far more serious and has further complicated the matter. It is without doubt that all of us are enduring high stress under these circumstances. In the midst of this crisis, a person with disabilities, someone undergoing a serious health issue or an elderly person in our home can become a major contributor to our mental distress. People who take care of children with developmental disabilities and emotional and behavioural issues are certainly going through a hard time. After all, under normal circumstances their burden would have been shared by care centres, inclusive schools, vocational training centres and other spaces.