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Public assistance programs are intended to help people up – but that’s not always how recipients experience the aid. Ascent/PKS Media Inc./Getty

Life on welfare isn’t what most people think it is

The stories people tell about welfare rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving aid.
Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

South Africa’s disaster management plan targets the most vulnerable. But it needs to respond in a more deliberate way when it comes to people with disabilities.
Because support from specialized professionals and technologies is often accessed through schools, families of children with disabilities may find childcare and education particularly challenging during COVID-19 school closures. (Shutterstock)

Children with disabilities face health risks, disruption and marginalization under coronavirus

COVID-19 has left children with disabilities and their families lacking services, at risk for physical and mental health issues, and fearful of discriminatory choices for treating critical illness.

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