What We Need - Alex Harrison

June 1, 2020

My name is Thomas "Alex" Harrison and I am a person with an intellectual disability (diagnosis of Autism). I am from Gulfport, Mississippi, but was born in Austin, Texas. The COVID-19 emergency has stopped me from going to school and engaging with my friends and interacting directly with my support teachers. I am worried about how people who have disabilities are coping during this crisis as there is so much misinformation and people are not used to staying home all the time. My friends with disabilities, especially intellectual disabilities and Autism, have a hard time with isolation and change. I worry about them getting what they need and still being part of their community. 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.