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Learn from Experts, but be Guided by the Disabled Community

The disabled community has been navigating isolation and accommodations and knows what is needed to make access in isolation successful.

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The information my focus rests on that has been most useful in this time of social distancing is around food preparation. Massimo Bottura, Sean Sherman, and Pascal Bauldur, along with publications like Mother Earth News and Feeding America have been publishing tutorials through social media about food preparation featuring kitchen staples, foraged foodstuffs, and Native foodways (including the connection and spiritual power of eating from the land). Introducing these concepts to folks scrambling to keep themselves and their families fed under these new circumstances allows for a sense of empowerment in the face of the unknown. Offering links to these sorts of tutorials allows our communities to begin to identify how they can retain some control over their lives when everything seems so out of our control.

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The tutorials from Massimo Bottura are entertaining, informative, good natured, and directly from the heart of the Italian lockdown.

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I am embracing my capabilities in this crisis, and sharing the hope and self-sufficiency I have begun to explore with the rest of my network. I have not, however, taken pictures of that. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I have shared this information with my network through our listserv, and am encouraging them to share it with their networks through links, webinars, tutorials, and potentially televised sessions on their communities' public access television.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Digital
  • News: Radio
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I don't feel like I am missing any information about this virus or the response to it at this time.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Individuals experiencing homelessness and the individuals currently in detention centers, being held by our government, are not currently being addressed by available information about this pandemic.

What is your current profession?

I am a social worker engaged in community research around food access and systemic justice.

In what city are you located?

Hartford, Connecticut

In what country are you located?

United States


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