COVID-19 Resources and Information

The Arc of California is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and service providers to understand this global pandemic.

From The Arc of the United States:

Resources by Subject:

General Info

For Service Providers

Healthcare Rights and Information for People With Disabilities During COVID-19

The COVID-19 Stimulus and Relief Efforts and the Disability Community

Special Education

Accessible Language COVID-19 Resources and Answers to Common Questions

Webinars:

Webinars are seminars or other presentation that take place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter and ask questions. The following are videos of webinars that have already taken place, so though you won’t be able to ask questions, you can watch them just like any other YouTube video.

Miscellaneous:

COVID-19 Resources for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Community: Links Round Up of Our Previous Articles

Information and resources are developing quickly as we shift to protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19. This will be an ongoing space linking you to resources from previous Monday Morning Memo articles and a variety of other sources addressing our communities needs during this pandemic.

From The Arc of the United States:

From the Monday Morning Memo Archives:

Additional Resources:

Webinars:

  • Telemedicine for People with I/DD is Critical to Achieve Medical Care During COVID-19 & Beyond:

Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence Against Men With Disabilities

Men with disabilities are twice as likely as those without disabilities to experience sexual violence. Yet few people know just how common it is, including health care professionals. On top of that, men with disabilities may not know about the different types of sexual violence they could experience, how to talk about it with their doctor, how to report it to authorities, or how to access healing services like counseling. The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability and The Board Resource Center are excited to announce new resources to address this silent epidemic.

Health care professionals are in a frontline position to educate patients with disabilities about sexual violence and how to report it, yet they generally have little or no experience talking about it. Supported by the WITH Foundation, the project is releasing new training videos and other valuable online resources to give health care professionals the practical tools they need to have simple, direct, and honest conversations about sexual violence with male patients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click Here to Access New Resources

“Survivors need to talk things out. We need a safe place to tell things and be heard. Listen to us, hear us, believe us. Let us talk about it as long as we need to. Let us be brave with you. We are getting out the pain, one conversation at a time.”
– James Meadours, National Peer Advocate & Survivor