Social distancing during global pandemic is a challenge for people with disabilities

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For people with disabilities living in group homes oftentimes their interactions with caregivers is literally “hands-on.” During the pandemic experts recommend to stay at least six feet away from others, yet many times the interaction between caregiver and charge requires substantial contact. "We have to work very intimately with people," says Leann McQueen of the Young Adult Institute (YAI) in Brooklyn.

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