COVID-19 Resources and Information for the Disability Community

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

People with disabilities and COVID-19

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


National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices

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):