We would like to know more about how people with SN and their families across the world have been coping with the administrative, financial and social changes they have likely incurred due to the current pandemic. In particular we are interested in the stresses that they have faced and the coping and emotion regulation strategies they have employed. By Special Needs, we mean people who need support with their condition which includes (but is not limited to) people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blindness, Deafness, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability (not-otherwise specified), Williams Syndrome and other rare genetic diseases
The goal is to find out what people with different SN have found particularly difficult and how different individuals, families, groups and governments have gone about dealing with and alleviating those difficulties. The hope is that lessons can be learned from each other in order that information can be gathered and shared in order to improve the lives of individuals with SN today, and in the long term.