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.
- Administration for Community Living – Information older adults and people with disabilities need to know about COVID-19.
- Alliance for Aging Research – Q&A about COVID-19 for older adults and people with chronic health conditions.
- Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules – Toolkit with information and resources on supporting individuals with autism through uncertain times.
- The Center for START Services – COVID-19 information and resources from leaders on mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit can be found here.
- Complex Child – Ten COVID-19 Preparations to do right now for medically complex families.
- Mental Health First Aid – Information on how to know if someone is experiencing anxiety or depression amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mental Health First Aid – Information on how to help someone with anxiety or depression during COVID-19.
- Mental Health First Aid – Information on how to support a loved one going through a tough time during COVID-19.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Mental health information and resources on COVID-19.
- National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools – Information on how COVID-19 may impact students with disabilities.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse – Information about the potential implications of COVID-19 for individuals with substance use disorders
- Partners Resource Network – Resources and information about special education services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Plain Language Information on Coronavirus
- Understanding the coronavirus and how to stay as healthy as possible
- Understood – Information on the legal FAQs on the Coronavirus, school closures, and special education.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Online toolkit for those supporting individuals with autism during COVID-19 epidemic
- U.S. Department of Education – A Q&A on providing services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights – Webinar on website accessibility during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- When I Have to Stay Home – This book is intended to help explain the reasons for staying home instead of attending adult day programming during the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Health Gap – Coalition of Cincinnati leaders, non-profits launches COVID-19 website to inform African American Community and other underserved populations
- Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities – The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission has created a robust website with bilingual coronavirus resources
- The Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs – COVID-19 Resources
- The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) – communications and links to helpful resources that will advise people with disabilities, their families, service providers, direct support professionals, county boards of developmental disabilities and the community at large.
- The Ohio Department of Health – Resources for parents and families, COVID-19 checklists, Resources for economic support, Coping with COVID-19 anxiety, Stay at home order frequently asked questions, Q&A about COVID-19 for older adults and people with chronic health conditions.
- The American Red Cross – Red Cross delivers services providing relief and support to those in crisis and helps people respond in emergencies.
- American Heart Association – 25 ways to get moving at home
- American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) – Provides information and FAQs about COVID-19, and on animal welfare during the pandemic.
- Better Business Bureau – See BBB Tip: How to Support Small Businesses during Coronavirus for COVID-19 and small business information.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Visit the CMS Newsroom to find information and press releases about COVID-19.
- CDC – COVID-19 information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Childcare Aware – News and resources for child care professionals, families and policymakers.
- Department of Health and Human Services – COVID-19 State and Local Pandemic Planning Checklist.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – Provides information on FEMA’s COVID-19 response.
- Grants.gov – Website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them.
- Government Loans – Provides information on government loans and how to apply and eligibility requirements.
- HUD.gov – Provides COVID-19 information and resources.
- Mental Health First Aid – Tips and information about how to care for yourself while practicing physical distancing.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Provides COVID-19 updates, information and resources.
- National Association of School Psychologists – Health Crisis Resources: COVID-19 information and resources available for teachers and parents.
- National Library of Medicine – Provides information for medical researchers and public health researchers on COVID-19.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Provides COVID-19 information and resources.
- Public Health Foundation – training on COVID-19 and personal protective equipment
- Ready.gov – Provides information and guidelines regarding a pandemic, as well as COVID-19 specific information.
- Share My Lesson – Information and resources regarding teaching during the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as an online community.
- Smart911 – Plan ahead for any emergency. You can sign up specifically for Coronavirus alerts (may not be available in all areas).
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Provides COVID-19 information and updates.
- U.S. Department of Education – Provides COVID-19 information and resources for schools and school personnel.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Food safety and COVID-19
- U.S. Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19 – Provides information on the U.S. Governement response to the pandemic.
- U.S. Small Business Administration – Provides federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
- 211 – Provides assistance in finding food, paying house bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.
- AssistiveWare – Keep augmentative and alternative communication devices germ free during the Coronavirus.
- Coronavirus Fact Sheet – Provides information on COVID-19 and is available in 13 languages.
- RestoreYourEconomy.org – Provides resources and information for stakeholders rebuilding local economies after an economic disruption.
- United Nations – Provides COVID-19 information, updates, and resources.
- World Health Organization – Provides COVID-19 updates, information, and resources.
- World Health Organization – Provides COVID-19 advice for the public.
RESOURCES FOR KIDS
- CCHMC – steps to help ease kids’ fears and anxieties about COVID-19
- Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center – tele-intervention and distance learning
- What is Coronavirus?
- Resource for Families – Talking to kids about Coronavirus, Managing Stress & Anxiety, Resources for Crises or Extra Support
- COVID-19 from the CDC
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus – PBS (Daniel Tiger to Sesame Street) songs & videos
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: