The Disability and Health Program is committed to providing resources and information to stakeholders supporting people with disabilities, their families, and professionals who support them.
We shared a curated list of resources and websites that contain information specific to people with disabilities and COVID-19 last week. For your convenience we are sharing an additional list of resources that you may find helpful:
Please feel free to share these resources with others who may benefit:
For Healthcare and Direct Support Professionals:
National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has put together a free toolkit of webinars and resources for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are on the front lines.
The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities:
Fact Sheet – for health care professionals to safeguard against disability discrimination during COVID -19. The fact sheet is based on guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
For People with Disabilities:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –
Some people with disabilities might be at a higher risk of infection or severe illness because of their underlying medical conditions.
For people at higher risk for serious illness – Information about stress and coping relevant to people with disabilities
The Q&A has two versions, one a brief series of content answers, and another longer version covering numerous questions that have arisen. The Q&A is directed toward families and others concerned with impact of COVID-19 upon persons of all ages with Down syndrome.
National Down Syndrome Society
Let’s Talk About the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Video (3.5 min)
The video uses a drawn Whiteboard technique to tell a social narrative. It was developed by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD).
The Arc COVID-19 Resource Page
CDC American Sign Language COVID-19 Informational Videos
Eleven videos, created by the CDC, featuring a certified Deaf interpreter deal with managing COVID-19 at home, symptoms of the virus, prevention tips, risk factors, and what older adults need to know about COVID-19. Videos include closed captions.
Mental Health and COVID-19 resources:
How to Stay Healthy from COVID-19 (plain language):
Cómo Mantenerse Saludable de COVID-19 (Lenguaje sencillo):
Disability & Health Program Team