COVID-19 Information for People with Disabilities

The UCCEDD wants to provide as much helpful information as possible during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Below are listed websites and other electronic resources relating to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please contact us, UCUCEDD@cchmc.org

Another comprehensive resource list can be found here. This was compiled collaboratively by many organizations and people. Special thanks to the editors: Regional Autism Advisory Council, Autism Society Greater Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Children’s Social Workers from the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP) for updating.

**Resources in purple developed by UCCEDD/DDBP/CCHMC**

COVID-19 FAQ

SCHOOL RELATED RESOURCES

General School Related Resources

Resources for your Child

Decision Making Supports

School Related Webinars

Guidance & Recommendations

GENERAL INFORMATION & GUIDANCE

ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TOOLS

ADVOCACY & RIGHTS RESOURCES

EDUCATION RESOURCES

MEDICAL CARE & HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

MENTAL HEALTH & COPING STRATEGIES

CARETAKING & SUPPORTIVE STRATEGIES

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

  • 211 – Provides assistance in finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.
  • Government Loans – Provides information on government loans and how to apply and eligibility requirements.
  • Grants.gov – Website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
  • HUD.gov – Provides COVID-19 information and resources.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration – Provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
  • Better Business Bureau – See BBB Tip: How to Support Small Businesses during Coronavirus for COVID-19 and small business information.
  • RestoreYourEconomy.org – Provides resources and information for stakeholders rebuilding local economies after an economic disruption.

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Cincinnati
Cincinnati Area Resources – Food Distribution, United Way Directory

Cleveland
Cleveland Area Resources – Homeless and Missing Youth Program Community Resources, Job Link Services, #HELPINTHECLE, University Hospitals Resource Guide

Columbus
Columbus Area Resources- IMPACT, Hands On

DISASTER ACRONYMS

Download the 2 page Disaster Acronym Guide (pdf)

This COVID-19 Disability Project is based on previous awards to Dr. Laura M. Stough at Texas A&M University and to Dr. Amy N. Sharp at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with other researchers and staff (see https://redd.tamu.edu/project-redd-staff-contact) affiliated with Project REDD (Research and Education on Disability and Disaster). Project REDD is hosted and supported, in part, by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. Funding for the development of the REDDy Directory and the ReDiscovery Project was awarded from the following granting agencies:
Administration on Community Living
American Red Cross
Rebuild Texas
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Association of University Centers on Disability