One Year Later: Reflections on Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities During COVID-19

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March 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The past year has brought unprecedented challenges and evolving landscapes for all of us. For those who were already underserved – such as survivors with disabilities – COVID-19 amplified the barriers that exist to have their healing and justice support needs met, and further increased their experiences of isolation. Providers have leveraged their creativity, flexibility and relationships to adapt and ensure that survivors with disabilities were able to sustain services during this difficult time.

Join us for this panel discussion, where participants will hear from providers on the strategies they used to sustain services to survivors with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will also explore the enduring challenges survivors with disabilities face as this health crisis continues, and their hopes for the future.


Shanda Poitra Co-Founder, Director, and Lead Instructor of Turtle Mountain Empowerment Self-Defense. Max Barrows is the Outreach Director at Green Mountain Self-Advocates in Vermont. Max connects with people on all levels advocating for true-inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. Diane Clark is the Lead Education Specialist at Hubbard House, a domestic violence shelter in Jacksonville, Florida.

American Sign Language interpreting will be provided for all webinars in this series. Closed captioning and other accommodations for the live session are available upon request. If you register less than one week before the session, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.