Individuals and Families

Individuals and Families

How COVID-19 Could Impact You

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified people with disabilities and older adults as among the groups of people who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) published information that covers what people with disabilities and older adults need to know about COVID-19. The information includes how to reduce exposure to the virus, tips for preventing illness, and symptoms to watch for. Click the links below to learn more about how COVID-19 could impact you.


COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (Booklet)

Green Mountain Self-Advocates created an eight-page booklet that explains COVID-19 in plain language. This booklet was made by self-advocates, for self-advocates. The booklet covers symptoms, tips for prevention, how to plan for staying home, and more.

How to Stay Healthy from COVID-19 (Flyer)

The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities created a one-page flyer with COVID-19 prevention tips.

Coronavirus: Tips to Stay Healthy (Video)

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities produced a short video that features self-advocates sharing tips about how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 situation. To watch the video, click here.

Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times (Toolkit)

The UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute developed a free online toolkit designed to help families and caregivers who are supporting individuals with autism during COVID-19. The toolkit is full of user-friendly strategies, ready-made resources and examples, and links to additional supports to help families navigate this challenging time. To access the toolkit, click here.

COVID-19 Videos in ASL (Video)

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services produced videos about COVID-19 using American Sign Language (ASL). The videos provide information about COVID-19, social distancing, self-care, and more.

Exploring the New Coronavirus: A Comic Just for Kids (Zine)

NPR’s Malaka Gharib developed a zine that covers what kids might want to know about COVID-19. The zine is set-up like a comic with illustrations and short sentences.