As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, communities and so much more, NCHPAD is doing what we can to share resources and drive relief efforts with the disability community. People with disabilities and chronic conditions are an at risk population for COVID-19. It is important to practice proper health and hygiene, social distancing and to stay home as much as possible to reduce risk! The following information and resources are specific to COVID-19 response and disability. This is a growing list and will be updated periodically as new information comes in. NCHPAD is also doing our part to help slow the spread by working remote. If you have a specific request, question, or need, please contact NCHPAD at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Live Chat on www.nchpad.org.
Access the CDC Coronavirus Information available in multiple languages: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Precautions for Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users
1. Wash your hands often and wipe them with anti-bacterial wipes just before and after you eat.
2. Wipe down your wheelchair (especially push rims, tires, and joysticks) or other AT with a sanitized cloth or anti-bacterial wipe.
3. Observe a minimum of 6 ft. of distance from others in social interactions, and consider the benefits of wearing a face mask, medical or otherwise.
Health and Hygiene
What to Do if You Are Sick (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Lavado de Manos (Spanish) https://www.facebook.com/Saludprimariapr/videos/194642968520335/
10 Things You can do to Manage COVID-19 at Home (in ASL) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zDpHJdwBvw&list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J
COVID-19 Information by and For People with Disabilities https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3byB6zxhgDfR8KF123Nvo3lk9Y5f0ucgQkArR0O3FchEpgITnI8E-q6wk
Hand Hygiene for People with Spinal Cord Injury https://nasciconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Handwashing-guide.pdf
Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design (CIDI) - accessible formats: https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid
Guidance or Resource Lists from Disability Organizations
Disability Rights and Resources: https://drradvocates.org/coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR2CW55OmcS8n-N9YtYpPxCyoougGjL2orYMdGEIUwc-qviRh1pUBKoy--8
National Council on Independent Living COVID-19 Information, Resources and Opportunities https://ncil.org/covid-19/
Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies http://disasterstrategies.org/index.php/news
Special Olympics Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know https://www.specialolympics.org/stories/news/coronavirus-outbreak-what-you-need-to-know
Guidance for Independent Living Centers to become Food Pantries
SCI, flu and Corona Virus https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/life-after-paralysis/the-flu
COVID-19 Resource List for and accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals https://www.amphl.org/blog/2020/3/15/covid-19-resource-list?utm_source=AMPHL&utm_campaign=01192f11ba-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc90283e9d-01192f11ba-23324351&fbclid=IwAR0V0JbKZJQNp0b5Pa7pP3zu7Zxsc3cA4LKNHBjVfHR7B4ICH-fQDwmhXgE
ACL Older Adults and People with Disabilities https://acl.gov/COVID-19
Virtual Exercise Classes
Physical Activity Alliance At Home Resources https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AmSL7y-zi36J9pRiJkxd4gf6IibSachG/view
Education and Distance Learning
Exercise Connection (Autism) https://mailchi.mp/ecautism/doee-learningfacts?e=fed8deb3ce
UNC School of Education Autism Toolkit https://ed.unc.edu/2020/03/19/unc-team-creates-online-toolkit-for-those-supporting-individuals-with-autism-during-covid-19-epidemic/?fbclid=IwAR0-0kW2NvLW7tlFwc3yRftaoOSVzyv0pWvnOXI24hEHUC1DL0YRpWbarGg
Physical Activity and Physical Education Distance Learning Resources https://www.nchpad.org/1755/6912/PE~Distance~Learning~at~Home
Mental Health First Aid https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/03/how-to-bethedifference-for-people-with-mental-health-concerns-during-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2dBggAl-Ijcb1cC9ZswWocgAzJ9jh9Ot4gdO91QDJ9kkGJrqziR2BQj3k
News and Advocacy
‘I Will Not Apologize for My Needs’ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/coronavirus-ventilators-triage-disability.html
Resources for Healthcare Providers
Tips for First Responders: People with Disabilities http://www.cdd.unm.edu/other-disability-programs/first-responders/index.html
Fight & Prevent Disease with Food https://www.nchpad.org/1756/6913/Fight~~~Prevent~Disease~with~Food
Eat Right Tips & Resources https://www.eatright.org/coronavirus
Getting Groceries During Quarantine https://www.eatright.org/food/planning-and-prep/smart-shopping/getting-groceries-during-quarantine
COVID-19 Resources for Farm to School and ECE http://www.farmtoschool.org/resources-main/covid-19-resources-for-farm-to-school-and-ece
Promoting Financial Health and Resiliency for People with Disabilities and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/financial-resiliency-tips.pdf