Assistive Technology

Impacts of the Coronavirus on the Developmentally Disabled and Their Caregivers

The coronavirus is top of mind in the news today and we all know that there are many risks to catching this, or any, virus. One group of people that this discussion hasn’t included is the developmentally disabled adults that we continue to support.

On March 16, 2020, KJZZ 91.5 sheds a little light on this fact and provides more information from our President and CEO, Mark Jacoby. Read their article Coronavirus Impacts People with Disability and their Caregivers.

The coronavirus knows no borders and can affect anyone, but at Gompers we know that our students and their caregivers can be especially at risk. Our program offers 1-on-1 support to our students that is essential to their daily lives.

Our faithful families and community supporters know this is very challenging times of uncertainty. In order to stay connected with out students and community, we continue to offer educational experiences that help propel our students forward.

With that we are continuing to do two things:

  • Practice social distancing, wash your hands, and do all the things that will allow us to get back to normal soon!
  • Say a prayer for our families, members, students and staff. They are truly what makes Gompers great and we need to keep them in our thoughts now.

If you are looking for more coronavirus resources for families, activity ideas and more visit our resource link.

If you would like to support our non-profit please visit our website and find the time to donate to our mission of empowering people with disabilities.