Coexisting with COVID


Tips from Disabled People for Disabled People

Disability and Coexisting with COVID


Are you newly disabled and searching for information?

Welcome to a hub of support created exclusively by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. We believe that there are no better teachers and advisors than those with lived experience.

You’re not alone.

  • According to the CDC 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability. 
  • The highest numbers of newly disabled individuals have typically been people over 65, veterans and those affected by gun violence.
  • The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation estimates that long COVID will add as many as 22 million individuals to the disability community. 

You’ve come to the right place.

Access Living is committed to providing the information, education and support to guide you through this uncertain time, whether you’re dealing with long COVID, chronic illness, aging or any other disability that has caused unexpected changes.

Latest COVID-19 News and Guidance

Disability and COVID:

Disability and COVID – Employment and Long COVID
Disability and COVID – Sanitation Best Practices
Disability and COVID – Students and Parents

Additional COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Looking for our original page of COVID resources? While we transition all of that information over to the Coexisting with COVID page, you can still find the 2020-2022 page COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community here.


Ask a Question or Share Your Wisdom

Survey: COVID Long-Haulers, Newly Disabled, and Long-Time Members of the Disability Community

Co-existing with COVID
Do you identify as having a disability?
Has long COVID substantially limited major life functions for you? (A substantial limitation of a life function might be caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, sitting, reaching, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, interacting with others, and working.)
Have you experienced brain fog as a result of long COVID?
Have you ever tried to apply for disability benefits?
What information would be most useful to you when it comes to long COVID, COVID, and/or disability?
Can we contact you about your responses to this survey?
We are gathering stories about brain fog from those with lived experience. Can we contact you directly to talk to you about brain fog and long Covid?
Can we contact you directly to hear your thoughts on mask-wearing for COVID-19 prevention?
What is your preferred method of communication?