What We Need - Kasse

May 27, 2020

My Name is Kasse, and I am a person with a disability. I live and work in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The COVID-19 emergency has stopped a lot of services for me. It isn't letting me go to work. It won't let me see my parents. I can't see my boyfriend or my friends and I can't go to places I want to go. I can't drive anywhere without staff with me, and I have fewer staff to help me. I can't go swimming. I am tired of being stuck in my house. I can't go shopping because this virus is only letting certain people go into stores. I don't like telling staff what I want, and want my staff to take me to the store, but they can't. Staff goes shopping for me but only gets what I need. I want to be able to shop for what I want too. I can't go out and do fun stuff. This virus makes me upset and sad. I'm worried about being able to go back to work, and being able to still get the support I need right now. I know you are working on the fourth relief package for COVID-19. I want to learn more about how you are going to help people with disabilities in this package. Thank you very much for your time.