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COVID-19 Resources

Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/ocr-factsheet-504-20210726.pdf

Disability Information and Access Line - Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities
https://acl.gov/DIAL

COVID-19 Vaccine - Get a Ride
https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/ride/

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/ 

COVID-19 Vaccine for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Their Families & Caregivers in Missouri
https://moddcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Missouri-Plain-Language-Guide-COVID-19-Vaccine-for-Individuals-with-Intellectual-and-Developmental-Disabilities-Their-Families-Caregivers-in-Missouri.pdf

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan
https://showmestrong.mo.gov

Show Me Hope Missouri
https://www.moshowmehope.org

Face Mask Guidance and Reasonable Accommodations*

Financial Support for Missouri Renters impacted by COVID-19
Missouri State Assistance For Housing Relief (SAFHR)

Department of Health and Senior Services website
https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/
24 hour hotline 877-435-8411

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC's COVID-19 American Sign Language videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J

CDC Toolkit – People with Disabilities
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/people-with-disabilities.html

CDC Toolkit - K-12 Schools
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/schools.html

CDC Toolkit - People Experiencing Homelessness, Updated 8/10/2020
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/people-experiencing-homelessness.html

Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation - Georgia Tech
https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid

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

Administration for Community Living - Information for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
https://acl.gov/COVID-19

Job Accommodation Network - Resources for Workplace Accommodations
https://askjan.org/topics/COVID-19.cfm

APSE - Association of People Supporting Employment First
https://apse.org/covid-19-apse-updates/

American Network of Community Options and Resources
Finding a career as a Direct Support Professional
https://www.ancor.org/DSPcareers

US Department of Labor , Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/Novel-Coronavirus-Information-Resources.htm

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws

Communication Service for the Deaf / Connect Direct Coronavirus Hotline & Resource Center
https://www.csd.org/coronavirus

SARTAC Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center
COVID-19 Information by and for individuals with disabilities in plain language
https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

Mental Health Resources
The National Council for Behavioral Health
https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/covid19

Missouri Attorney General’s Office - Consumer Protection Hotline
Hotline number is 800-392-8222
https://ago.mo.gov

Missouri PPE Marketplace

National Disability Institute
Impact on the Disability Community - Coronavirus Aid , Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act
https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cares-act-and-the-disability-community.pdf

Successful Communication with People with Disabilities

TIPS for First Responders
http://firstrespondertips.org

Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
https://www.missouricit.org

Shelter from the Storm: Supported Decision Making and Emergency Planning
https://moddcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SDM-BOOKLET-9-EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS-FINAL.pdf

The ADA and Face Mask Policies
https://www.adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/ada-and-face-mask-policies.php

Know Your Rights: People with Disabilities Can Have a Supporter in the Hospital during COVID-19
On June 9 , 2020 , the US Office of Civil Rights made it clear that all hospitals and doctor's offices must allow patients with disabilities to have a supporter with them.

Office on Civil Rights news release regarding civil rights laws and HIPAA flexibilities during the COVID-19 emergency:
https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/28/ocr-issues-bulletin-on-civil-rights-laws-and-hipaa-flexibilities-that-apply-during-the-covid-19-emergency.html
and bulletin https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ocr-bulletin-3-28-20.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress
Helpline
800-985-5990

Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Suicide is preventable. If you are struggling , or you are concerned about someone you know please REACH out.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

Mental Health First Aid Crisis Text Line
Message MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor

Information about free In-Home Test Kits
https://www.covidtests.gov or call 1-800-232-0233