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COVID-19 and Childhood Disability

COVID-19 and Childhood Disability 

Globally, no one has been untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting closures of services, businesses and opportunities for social interaction. However, impacts of COVID-19 infection and subsequent closures are not equally distributed. This page presents research and reports related to disability specific COVID-19 effects and experiences from the IECSS project and from around the globe. 

Child sitting in wooden cubby at a childcare centre. Surrounding shelves contain wooden block toys and picture books.
A screenshot of an IECSS team meeting on Zoom with 8 people in attendance.

Research from IECSS Project 

Theory & Commentary

Primary Data 

A child is seated at a wooden table. The child is holding a set of car keys.
Empty playground area with chairs stacked in the left corner
An empty childcare classroom. Wood shelves filled with children's toys and a black and yellow sign with the text 'Under Construction.'

Organizational Reports

A child playing with a toy at a wooden table. Various children's toys are scattered on the table.
Table with a burgundy toque, craft supplies, and glue. Unfinished craft project left on table.
Various plastic toys for children on the carpeted floor of a childcare centre.
Various children's toys are scattered across a desk in a childcare centre.