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.

How to Stay Healthy from COVID-19 (plain language):

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds 
  • Cover yourmouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Use tissues and throw themaway
  • Clean items around you like doorknobs, tables, and phones
  • If you have plans to travel, think about taking your trip after this crisis is over
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick
  • Stay home if you have family members who are sick
  • Call before visiting your doctor

Cómo Mantenerse Saludable de COVID-19 (Lenguaje sencillo):

  • Lave sus manos por 20 segundos
  • Cubra su boca con un pañuelo desechable o manga cuando tosa o estornude
  • Evite tocarse la cara
  • Use pañuelos desechables y tírelos
  • Limpie las cosas a su alrededor, como la manecilla de las puertas, mesas, y teléfonos
  • Si tiene planes de viajar, piense en hacer su viaje después de que termine esta crisis
  • Quédese en casa si se está sintiendo enfermo
  • Quédese en casa si tiene familiares que están enfermos
  • Llame a su médico antes de una visitamedica