We are pleased to share this challenging editorial and podcast by Dr Verónica Schiariti. Dr Schiariti speaks for the Latin American Academy of Child Development and Disabilities (ALDID) and reminds us that children with disabilities face two additional challenges during this pandemic. First the challenge related to their functional limitations; "but most importantly, the many barriers that society throws in their way". Dr Schiariti urges us to take action and "advocate for clear standards on inclusive humanitarian responses in our communities".
The editorial is available in Spanish, Portugese and Traditional Chinese.
We are grateful to Dr Sciariti for preparing some further educational materials related to COVID-19 and childhood disability for your attention:
Human rights and children with disabilities & COVID-19
Invited Editorial published in the DMCN in March 2020 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.14526
Podcast describing content of the editorial
Knowledge translation for children
Animations explaining what COVID-19 is to children with and without disabilities – from the children's perspective
WHO disability considerations during COVID-19 & children with disabilities
Podcast in English
All the content prepared by
Verónica Schiariti MD MHSc PhD
Developmental Pediatrician, Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Medical Sciences
University of Victoria, BC, Canada