The COVID-19 pandemic changed life dramatically for most families, but particularly for families with a disabled child. Mothers of disabled children faced increased difficulties during the early months of COVID-19 compared to other families. Reduction in services, school closures, and managing paid work drastically impacted caregivers’ mental health. This brief summarizes results from a recent study on the challenges mothers of disabled children faced during the COVID-19 pandemic during the Spring of 2020 in Central New York.
COVID-19, Parenting, Disability
Family, Life Course, and Society | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
This research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (award number 2028055) as well as Syracuse University Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grants and an Appleby Mosher grant. We thank Scott Landes and Shannon Monnat for comments on earlier drafts of this brief.
National Science Foundation, CUSE Grant, Appleby Mosher
Lutz, Amy; Lee, Sujung (Crystal); and Bokayev, Baurzhan, "Mothers of Disabled Children Faced Numerous Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (2022). Population Health Research Brief Series. 203.
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