Pandemic takes toll on Detroit children with autism and their families

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the coronavirus pandemic, families who have children with autism face the complexity of everything from mask-wearing, and virtual therapy, to getting the vital services they need and feeling overwhelmed.

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Question for Detroit: Is racism a public health crisis?

Last week Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that racism is a public health issue in our state, and that a Black Leadership Council would be taking steps to address policies that have racial implications. Bridge Detroit reporter and producer Bryce Huffman did several man-on-the-street interviews in Detroit to see what Detroiters think about this move and racism in general. Listen to what they had to say.

Help for Detroit tenants behind in rent or facing eviction

Nearly 43 percent of Detroiters are unemployed and a quarter of city residents have missed a mortgage or rent payment as a result of the pandemic, according to a recent BridgeDetroit report. Here is a list of free resources to help Detroit tenants whose job security and financial stability have been threatened during the coronavirus pandemic.