Giovana Izzo hasn’t seen her son, Antonio, since March.
For the past four months, Antonio Izzo, 25, has lived in a group home aroiund the clock. And his family is feeling the consequences of the separation, his mom said.
Before the pandemic, he’d spend every weekend back home with his parents and three younger siblings. They’d laugh at how he loved to sing in the shower and talk about the public transit system.
During the week for the past four years, Antonio, who has autism, lived at a group home in the Redland to gain independence.
But COVID-caused isolation has created loneliness in Antonio Izzo and the rest of his family. It’s just one of the many challenges that people with disabilities have faced during the pandemic.
Isolation and technology
Giovana Izzo, who lives near Brickell, said the hardest times are when she realizes her son feels abandoned.