CASDA knows these are unprecedented times for the disability community and wishes to support how we can building back better as a more coordinated sector emerging out of the COVID-19 crisis. To do so, since March 2020, CASDA has been coordinating autism-related data modules and pan-disability data collection initiatives to help select meaningful indicators, mitigate duplication, and ensure that collected information leads to action.
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individuals with disabilities.
of whole societies have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are a
priority to be addressed urgently.The historic underinvestment in mental health needs to be redressed without delay to reduce immense suffering among hundreds of millions of people and mitigate long-term social and economic costs to society.
Public policy solutions:
(1)Apply a whole-of-society approach to promote, protect and care for mental health.
(2) Ensure widespread availability of emergency mental health and psychosocial support, and (3) Support recovery from COVID-19 by building mental health services for the future.
with disabilities and their rights, (2) draw attention to promising practices being undertaken around the world, (3) identify key actions for States and other stakeholders, and (4) provide resources for further learning about ensuring
rights-based COVID-19 responses inclusive of persons with disabilities.
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