New Report on Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities: Research Findings

May 5, 2022

ACL’s National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) released a report, Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities (PDF). The report highlights examples of key research findings on the impact of the pandemic on people with disabilities as well as available resources from the NIDILRR grantee community. 

The report includes findings from studies focusing on specific groups that were particularly hard hit, such as people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people from marginalized communities, and people with mental health disorders. The report also highlights findings and resources in specific areas of community engagement and participation, rural communities, education services, telehealth, and employment and return-to-work accommodations. Finally, the report identifies research gaps and opportunities for further research.

View additional information and resources related to COVID-19 pandemic from the NIDILRR grantee community.

View the report.

NIDILRR, part of ACL, generates new knowledge and promotes its effective use so that people with disabilities can perform activities of their choice in the community. NIDILRR also works to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities.


Last modified on 05/05/2022


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