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COVID-19 Resources

For Individuals

Disability Rights Center of Kansas COVID-19 Resource Page

Guides people to reliable resources and services regarding COVID-19. It provides information regarding unemployment, protecting yourself in public, people who are at higher risk, and how to best support children and adults with disabilities while staying at home.

Pandemic Partners KANSAS

For those who use Facebook, this is a public group to crowdsource whatever you are needing during the COVID-19 stay in place order. Do you have a question or a need? Look to your fellow group members to help you get what you need.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Coronavirus Response

Provides Kansas-specific information about COVID-19. Includes a toolkit for long-term care facilities, businesses, health care providers and others. Also gives tips on how to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you feel sick. Includes a list of resources in Spanish.

Self Advocates of California: Plain Language Advice on Safety during COVID-19

A video on safety tips regarding COVID-19 presented by self-advocates. It reviews what to do if you think you're sick, how to protect caregivers, and how to figure out if your symptoms indicate that you may have COVID-19. This site provides additional information, such as Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19, in plain language: https://scdd.ca.gov/

CDC Information onCoronavirus (COVID-19) 

Provides general information to identify symptoms of coronavirus, what to do if you are sick, and how to best protect yourself. This site also gives updates the number of infections in the U.S.  

CDC Information in ASL

Provides a series of informative videos regarding COVID-19 in American Sign Language, from symptoms of being sick, to how to wear properly wear a mask.

CDC Guidance for Direct Service Providers

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and what to do in cases of exposure or infection. 

CDC Guidance for Group Homes for Individuals with Disabilities

Information for a group home context, how to prevent COVID-19, and what to do in cases of exposure or infection.

CDC Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

What to consider when caring for people with developmental and behavioral disorders

CDC Information for People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders

Frequently asked questions and advice for staying healthy.

Administration for Community Living: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Provides insight for those with disabilities and of older age who might be at higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Additionally, it also provides tips on how to cope with social distancing or isolation. 

Hesperian Health Guides: Coronavirus

Provides basic information about COVID-19 in over 20 languages.

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses: COVID-19 Resource List

Provides links to a variety of organizations and resources for the deaf and hard of hearing regarding COVID-19, including some videos in ASL.

Special Olympics: Proper Handwashing Techniques

Provides an infographic with plain language hand washing instructions, and links to other information about risks of coronavirus for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Green Mountain Self Advocate's Guide to COVID-19

A plain language toolkit for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

The Rural Institute at the University of Montana: COVID-19 Resources

Includes resources for people with disabilities and families on a variety of topics, including care-giving, handling Medicaid and other health services, and specific information for people with various disabilities.

Know your Rights in Healthcare During COVID-19

Presents a webinar on healthcare rights for people “with marginalized bodies," including people with disabilities and transgender people.

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals Toolkit

For people working to support people with disabilities. 

A Self Advocate's Guide to COVID-19

From the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, this document explains the right to bring a supporter to a hospital or doctor's office. 

Working and Attending School Remotely

DO-IT: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course

The University of Washington delivers tips to ensure online courses are accessible for people with various disabilities. It provides helpful information for anyone wanting to provide online information that is universally accessible.

How to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online

This article suggests ways teachers can best support their students as they adjust from in person to online class formats. 

How to Work from Home without Burning Out or Losing Work Life Balance

Forbes Magazine suggests ways to adjust from working in the office to working at home, and balancing your home life with your work schedule.

Job Accommodation Network: Accommodation and Compliance: Telework

Explains how telework can be a reasonable request for people under the American with Disabilities Act, especially during this pandemic. Provides other suggestions and accommodations that can be considered to support essential workers with disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Coronavirus

What you should know about what employers should do under the law to protect employees in the workplace.

For Organizations

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

Provides information to organizations seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after incidents designated as emergencies.

FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Information on FEMA’s response to protect the public during the coronavirus pandemic at the local, state, and federal levels.

United Nations Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19

Describes impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities and makes recommendations for a disability-inclusive response. 


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