SBS: Disability support providers move online to help clients feel connected during coronavirus isolation

Thousands of Australians with disabilities rely on supported day programs to socialise and get out of the house, but coronavirus social distancing restrictions have made that almost impossible.

Service providers have been forced to cancel these services, leaving many without a lifeline to the outside world, or adapt.

A significant number of people with disabilities or chronic illnesses are considered high-risk for serious effects from COVID-19, making the need for socially distant support crucial.


9Honey: Sydney mum’s fight for her teenage son

To this day Sharan Prince wonders if her son’s challenges are due to a birth injury.

“That’s what I personally think,” she tells 9Honey. “I haven’t had any genetic testing done or anything like that – I was never going to have another child – I had a hard and horrible delivery.”

By the time she fell pregnant with Lee, she’d lost count of the number of pregnancies she lost due to a blood clotting disorder.

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