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COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Online Study

July 14

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These are challenging times for us all, particularly for people with special needs and their families. It is precisely in times like these that such vulnerable groups must not be neglected, and that special attention must be paid to the impact of the crisis on their lives. This is the reason why we, an international collaboration of researchers from more than 14 countries, have joined forces to investigate how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its political, social and economic repercussions are impacting on these individuals and their families. We aim to contribute to a better understanding of their experiences and influence the design of future interventions to improve their quality of life, and positively inform public policy decisions.

we have created an online questionnaire aimed at the parents or caregivers of individuals with special needs (e.g. autism spectrum disorder, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, motor and language disabilities, etc.) that can be filled out from home in about 30 minutes.

To find the links to the questionnaire in different languages and further information regarding the study go to: www.specialneedscovid.org

You will find a regularly updated map with an overview on participation numbers across the world following this link: www.specialneedscovid.org/news/

Principal investigators of this project:

Prof. Andrea Samson & Dr. Daniel Dukes, chEERS Lab, University of Fribourg and Swiss Distance University Institute, Switzerland

Dr. Jo van Herwegen, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK

You can see our international team of collaborators on this project here:



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