COVID-19 Response and Resources

People with Disabilities and Families

COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

From the American Association on Health and Disability…

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has put together a great list of resources about COVID-19 for people with disabilities. Categories of information include: disability resources; state policies and Medicaid; advocacy resources; and governmental resources.

AAHD Resources – COVID-19

Coronavirus 2019 Online Resources

From the Administration for Community Living...

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has online resources for information about Coronavirus 2019 for older adults and people with disabilities, including those with chronic health conditions. ACL is continuing to update its webpage with related information and guidance.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

Visual Resources about COVID-19

From Special Olympics...

This infographic was created to help Special Olympics Athletes stay safe during the Coronavirus outbreak: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What You Need to Know

This online resource was developed to demonstrate proper hand washing techniques to Special Olympics athletes: The 6 Steps of Hand Washing

DIY Sensory Tools

From Edutopia’s Family Engagement Blog…

Edutopia offers a variety of suggestions for ways to meet a child's sensory needs at home. Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers share advice on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.

DIY Sensory Tools

Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

From, the grassroots advocacy organization for learning differences and disabilities, has developed online materials with updates and tips to help parents with school closings, learning at home, and other issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

Health Care Providers and Professionals

Webinar: Strategies for Talking to Children about COVID-19

From the American Academy of Pediatrics…

This webinar discusses effective communication strategies for clinicians and ways to talk to and support children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies to help parents communicate with their children are also included. David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, delivers the presentation.

"Talking to and Supporting Children During a Pandemic"

AFIRM COVID-19 Toolkit

From National Professional Development Center on Autism...

AFIRM, Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules, has developed a COVID-19 toolkit for supporting individuals with autism through uncertain times. The series includes COVID-19 social narratives, hand washing task analysis, and calming strategies. The AFIRM toolkit and modules are available online at no cost.

COVID-19 Toolkit

Downloadable & Free Tip Cards for First Responders

From the American Association on Health and Disability...

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the University of New Mexico (UNM), Center for Development and Disability, developed a series of tip cards for first responders to help them support people with a variety of disabilities, seniors and childbearing women and newborns. The tip cards can be downloaded as a PDF at no cost from the UNM website.

Tip Cards for First Responders

General Resources/ Multiple Audiences

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disability and Employment Resources

From WorkforceGPS...

The U. S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration has compiled targeted COVID-19 resources to support the WorkforceGPS Disability and Employment community during the COVID-19 crisis.

WorkforceGPS COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Helpline

From University of Iowa Health Care...

University of Iowa Health Care has launched a new helpline to answer questions about influenza or 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from health care professionals and  members of the community.

The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Numbers to call are:

  • For general COVID-19 information and questions: 319-384-8819
  • For patients with COVID-19 and flu symptoms: 319-384-9010
  • For emergencies: 911

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Online Resources

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a web page to address the Coronavirus  (COVID-19) outbreak. The CDC page includes general information for individuals, older adults, and people with medical conditions, community resources, and information for health care professionals.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ASL Video Series

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced an ASL video series about COVID-19 for people who use sign language. All 11 videos are presented in American Sign Language (ASL), and are available on YouTube.

ASL Video Series - COVID-19