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The Guild for Human Services will host an online premiere for The World Got Smaller: The Spirit of The Guild During COVID-19 on March 16. The short film provides a first-hand look at how the pandemic curtailed the community life of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the eyes of staff, students, residents, parents, and community partners.

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The World Got Smaller: The Spirit of The Guild During COVID-19

“Coronavirus started, and I’m upset and angry that I can’t leave the house yet because I’m in quarantine,” -TJ Sheppard, Adult Resident

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020 brought life as we knew it to a standstill. Mandates left healthcare providers scrambling to create a blueprint for the unknown. The Guild for Human Services, a Massachusetts-based non-profit that provides residential and academic programming for people with intellectual disabilities, was no exception. Almost overnight, school and residential staff pivoted to move classrooms to students’ residences, create supplemental day programming for adults, and live with those they served during quarantine. Residents were isolated and separated from their loved ones for months on end, all the while navigating the ever-changing state mandates and policies. Through it all, The Guild’s community adapted and grew stronger.

The World Got Smaller: The Spirit of The Guild during COVID-19 features interviews with Guild staff, students, residents, parents, and community partners and provides a first-hand look at how the pandemic curtailed the community life of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The World Got Smaller: The Spirit of The Guild during COVID-19 will premier on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Register for this virtual event here!

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free