Resources for COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: What you need to know & resources for the community
U.S. Department of Education COVID 19 Resources and information for schools and school personnel
APSE COVID 19 updates, specifically for health and safety of job coaches, job developers, and individuals and families receiving services
Washington State Resources
Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, what you need to know and latest WA COVID news
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
DDA Coronavirus Information for families, staff and individuals
King County COVID-19 Resources Guide
King County Public Health information and resources regarding COVID 19
Hosted by Seattle Foundation, the COVID-19 Response Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak
A list of relief funds for restaurants, bars and food service workers
Communities in Schools and Greenlight partnership to support local students through the crisis
Tacoma Pierce County Health Department COVID 19 information and resources
Spokane County COVID updates & resources
State of Oregon Resources
Oregon Health Authority COVID 19 updates and resources
ODDS COVID 19 information and resources
Resources and Trainings
During the COVID-19 emergency, the Health Care Authority is offering free cell phones and minutes to low income individuals through a federal program called Lifeline. For information on the phone services and carriers click here. To apply, go to the free government cell phones website.
Free LinkedIn Learning courses available here:
Maximizing Efficiency and Productivity of Remote Work
Working Remotely – 1 hr
Time Management: Working From Home – 1 hr 25 min
Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset – 59 min
Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls – 34 min
Manage the Impact of Adjusting to a New Work Environment
Remotely Manage and Lead Teams
Get to Know Your Remote Work Productivity Tools
Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) released a new plain language booklet written by and for self-advocates. The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is changing our lives in many ways for a while. Self-advocates wrote these tips to help people with developmental disabilities deal with changes in how they are getting services. The suggestions are about working with support staff during COVID-19.
FREE Webinar: Strategies for Providing Remote Employment Supports!
How do we continue to support and promote Employment First during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis? Does this create opportunities for us to try new ways of doing business to assure the health and safety of supported workers, their employers and direct support workers? The use of virtual technology may offer some answers and may help us create innovative ways to support workers. During this one-hour webinar, join us to hear lessons learned from two pilot projects aimed at providing remote employment supports via the use of virtual technology. You will hear examples of effective strategies for providing virtual job coaching and job development supports, and techniques for training and supporting employment specialists and supported workers to use available tools. Together, even in this time of crisis, we can continue to promote Employment First principles and enhance the quality of what we do today and for the future! Watch The Recorded Version Now!
Sing-A-Long, Rhythmic Movements, Dance Session
Every Tuesday 4:30-5:00 with hosts: Debra McLean & Jennifer White, 4:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
During this time of uncertainty, there are still a few business’ hiring. Check out this link, it is being updated weekly:
The Southeast ADA Center is offering free archived webinars focused on advancing equal employment opportunities and creative, inclusive work places:
Assistive Technology Consulting is offering several free webinars on assistive technology tools, tips, and tricks, complete with special guests. This series of webinars will showcase how technology can provide greater independence:
Here’s COVID-19 Resource Guide: Click Here
Equality Labs has put together a brilliant team of doctors, translators, and artists, to provide communities with accurate information about COVID-19 and what we can do.
COVID-19 Community Guides, available in PDF format, and soon, audiovisual format for people with accessibility needs. You can find the cards here: equalitylabs.org/covid19guide.
Attached is a COVID-19 Resources Guide for King County. This resource can be found on the Office of Equity and Social Justice webpage. The resource guide is a tool that was requested by community leaders and will be updated regularly in multiple languages. It includes the following information:
- How to apply for unemployment
- Housing resources
- Information on utilities and internet
- Cash assistance
- Food assistance
- Childcare resources
- Resources for undocumented communities
- Small business loans and disaster assistance
- In-language resources
The National Disability Rights Network has put together a series of: Know Your Rights videos/resources curing Covid 19. https://www.ndrn.org/resource/ndrn-launches-video-series-know-your-rights-during-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR1h1BgmptKXx-T7ACNDedGMd1tIrGH7g7zuVBItuFzcSwjWQ5n4NdiUSNU.
The Center of Victimization and Safety has put together an Accessibility Tip Sheet for Virtual Meetings and Events. You can find that here: https://www.endabusepwd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Virtual-Meetings-Access-Tips-FINAL.pdf
The Crip Camp Impact Campaign is proud to announce Crip Camp 2020: The Official Virtual Experience, a FREE virtual summer camp featuring over 25 cutting-edge speakers from the disability community, including Imani Barbarin, Anita Cameron, Rabbi Elliot Kukla, and Cory Silverberg. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided in all sessions. Camp starts May 17th, so Register now at www.cripcamp.com
The 2020 APSE National Conference will take place as an extended virtual learning experience. For more information: APSE National Conference
To respond to the ongoing health crisis The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems, has been working to compile exceptional resources for managing the challenges of the crisis as it relates to person-centered practices. The resources are available here: NCAPPS COVID 19 Resources
The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI), at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has recently released a series of products and resources to support and guide individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, including three new products posted this week.
There are also a variety of resources available from ICI’s ThinkCollege initiative. All of these products and resources provide a variety of practical strategies and resources that can be used by service systems and service providers, vocational rehabilitation personnel, families, individuals, educators, and others, to ensure ongoing supports for individuals to be fully included in employment, education, and the community, while managing the impact of COVID-19.
Level Access has webinars coming up this month!
Thursday, June 25th – 11am PST/2PM ET:
The State of Digital Accessibility in 2020
Learn how organizations like yours are working to make their websites, mobile apps, and other digital systems accessible to users with disabilities, what drives them, and the kinds of challenges they’re facing.
Tuesday, June 30th – 11am PST/2PM ET:
Navigating VPAT 2: A Guide for Vendors
Learn how to create an accessibility conformance report using the VPAT 2 format, including how to use the VPAT for various product types, and best practices for maintaining and updating your VPAT annually.
The team at TrainUp is thrilled to offer free online training content to help anyone and everyone stay sharp and connected during these challenging times. The TrainUp Learning Center is a free virtual training community for career professionals to learn more and engage in training that is topical and relevant to today’s business world.
Join us for the #NoBodyIsDisposable Film Series on Thursday, July 23rd from 5-7pm PT / 8-10pm ET featuring a showing of Deej, followed by a panel discussion with organizers and advocates exploring themes in the film and connections to current organizing against care rationing, the #NoBodyIsDisposable campaign, and more.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/DeejNoBodyIsDisposable. ASL/Captioning provided. The film will play with captioning and open audio description by default, as well as closed audio description by request.