Resources for COVID-19

National Resources

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

Thriving @ Work: the Connection between Well-being and Productivity – 41 min
Managing Stress for Positive Change – 57 min
Building Resilience – 34 min
Developing Resourcefulness – 18 min

Remotely Manage and Lead Teams

Leading at a Distance – 36 min
Managing Virtual Teams – 56 min
Leading Virtual Meetings – 32 min

Get to Know Your Remote Work Productivity Tools

Learning Zoom – 45 min
Learning BlueJeans – 1 hr 11 min
Learning Webex – 44 min
Learning Skype – 1 hr 4 min
Microsoft Teams Tips & Tricks 1 hr 1 min

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.

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)

To add to your calendar:

During this time of uncertainty, there are still a few business’ hiring.  Check out this link, it is being updated weekly:

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:

The languages include: English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Urdu, Nepali, Burmese, Bengali, and Marathi.

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.

The Center of Victimization and Safety has put together an Accessibility Tip Sheet for Virtual Meetings and Events.  You can find that here

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

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. 

ICI’s Think College initiative also has up-to-date resources to support students with intellectual disabilities as they learn, work, and live in the time of COVID-19.


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