International Journal: Navigating Virtual Services

Nov 1, 2020 | Guides, International Journals

Recent reports have confirmed that individuals with IDD experience greater feelings of isolation and loneliness. COVID-19 has amplified these feelings. Many individuals we support face additional barriers and challenges when it comes to accessing technology and digital spaces. The goal of this article is to address these obstacles to help individuals with IDD access and connect within virtual spaces. The following recommendations are outlined to assist you and the individuals you support to participate in the virtual world safely.

The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals contains easy to-read, practical articles for Direct Support Professionals on a variety of topics that are pertinent to their role in supporting people with intellectual disabilities.

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