Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Guidance and Resources

COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities, their families, service providers and the workforce that supports them.

This list of resources have been compiled to help people with disabilities, their families, service providers and the workforce that supports them have access to the latest information about COVID-19.

Education materials for people with disabilities and their families

Updated May 15, 2020

The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)
COVID-19:  Keeping People with Disabilities Safe
COVID-19:  Keeping People with Disabilities Safe, Part 2

nTIDE April 2020 Jobs Report: COVID Recession hits workers with disabilities harder

COVID Patient Education Checklist for Clinicians

The Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition and the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance, Inc.
Illinois Statewide COVID-19 Resource List for People with Disabilities in Marginalized Communities
Guía de Recursos COVID-19 para Personas Discapacitadas en Comunidades Marginadas de Illinois

Access to Respite Care and Help (ARCH) National Respite Network & Resource Center
COVID-19 Respite and Caregiving Resources
Online Respite Opportunities and Options

Families Together Inc.
Navigating COVID-19 When Your Child/Youth has a Disability (resources by disability type)

Autism Research Institute Autism & COVID-19 Webinar Recordings:
Anxiety, Autism: Five Prime Suspects – with tips for coping at home during the Coronavirus outbreak
Emotional Support for Families during COVID-19
Support for Individuals with ASD: Coping with Family and Virtual Interactions During COVID-19
Coronavirus Impact: Talking to Kids About Changing Schedules, Altered Plans, and Disruption

American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
AAHD- COVID-19 & Disability: Precautions for People in Wheelchairs 60 second video 
AAHD-COVID-19 & Disability: Social Distancing 60 second video 
AAHD-COVID-19 & Disability: Who’s at Risk for Complications? 60 second video 

COVID-19 & Adults with Disabilities:  Health and Health Care Access On-line Survey Summary Report

Wheelchair and Assistive Technology User Precautions for COVID-19 

New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Tipsheet- Providing Access through Sign Language & Text for Low Vision & Tactile Communicators During the Coronavirus Pandemic 

National Alliance on Mental Illness
COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide 

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome 
P&R sobre COVID-19 y el Síndrome de Down  

Alternative Day Programs during COVID-19 archived webinar 

Do You Know Your Rights with COVID-19 fact sheet

Tips for Working With Support Staff During COVID-19

Accessibility at Drive-Thru Medical Sites

COVID-19: Video-Based Telehealth Accessibility for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

COVID-19: Know Your Rights & Prepare Video

How To Talk About COVID-19 With People Who Have Autism

Visual Guide to Stay Safe

Hand Washing Techniques

COVID-19 Information by and for People with Disabilities (Plain language)
Información de COVID-19 por y para Personas con Discapacidades (Lenguaje sencillo)

How to Stay Healthy from COVID-19 (Plain language)
Cómo Mantenerse Saludable de COVID-19 (Lenguaje sencillo)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Cómo Protegerse del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Working with Your Personal Attendant to Keep you Safe from Coronavirus

Dealing with COVID-19: Resources for special educators, therapists and families

Social story on Coronavirus

National guidance and resources

Updated May 15, 2020

Center for Medicaid and CHP services (CMCS) COVID 19 Resources Page

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Disability Policy News
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How to Protect Yourself
What To Do if You Are Sick
Healthcare Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
CDC American sign language COVID-19 informational videos

Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Budget information including state and program allocations for CARES Act funding
What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know?

Center for Medicaid and CHP services (CMCS)
COVID-19 Long-term care facility guidance

The Autism Society
COVID-19 resources

Social Security Administration
Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

U.S. Department of Education
COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
Questions and answers on providing services to children with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak

Public Health Emergency, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Healthcare Planning Checklist

Alliance for Aging Research
Common Questions and answers about COVID-19 for older adults with people with chronic health conditions

Mental Health America
Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis
A Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning
An Educator’s Guide to Virtual Learning

American Heart Association
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Tele-intervention and distance learning for people with disabilities

National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG)
Covid-19 & Down Syndrome Q & A

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
COVID-19 Toolkit for direct support professionals

State of Illinois guidance and resources

Municipal guidance and resources