Families advocate for loved ones with developmental disabilities amid COVID pandemic

"You can tell the good of a government or a society about how they treat the most vulnerable members. And we're not doing so well right now," one mother said. Families of loved ones with developmental disabilities feel they've been let down by America's pandemic response.

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- Within the last two years, Jessie had strokes. And we didn't know where they originated from. And honestly, we still don't know.

- I guess it's different from other high schoolers who are learning remotely because they're able to be accountable for themselves. And they're able to know what time it is and get on a certain meet. But Jessie tries her best. She's actually very good about it. But, sometimes, she does not like going to class if we're being honest, right?

- Because I'm an educator, I was lucky enough to get both of my vaccines. So I'm in a good position. So now we're just hoping Jessie can come next.

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- He really regressed to the point where he would get stuck in the same place for hours and have other strange OCD or freezing activities, having difficulty initiating activities. You can tell the good of a government or a society about how they treat the most vulnerable members. And we're not doing well right now.

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