What We Need - Graham Maupin

June 18, 2020

My name is Graham Maupin. I am a person with cerebral palsy. I am from Louisville, Kentucky and I live in my own home. Prior to COVID-19 I was very active in my community and enjoyed socializing. I had several support staff to help me during the week with activities and socializing in my community. The pandemic has changed my life greatly. I now only have one support staff helping me during the week and activities are limited due to COVID-19 precautions.

Despite the limitations I have faced in the last few months, I am grateful to be in my own home instead of a group home or a facility. Because of this, I have been at lower risk for contracting COVID-19. I would like for congress to know that if it is possible, all people with disabilities should be able to have their own homes and more options for housing. I think it truly is a blessing during times like this.