Building Resilience from Lived Experience – Nicole LeBlanc
November 28, 2022

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In this series of video clips from a structured interview, an autistic woman describes the personal impact of both practical and mental health challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. She provides specific recommendations to decision-makers at all levels of government for how to (more effectively) consider the needs of individuals with disabilities before, during, and after emergencies.





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The story and summary above were collected as part of a project supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 5 NU38OT000296-05-00, a cooperative agreement between AMCHP and the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Supports (CSTLTS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.