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COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

Access Living will be maintaining a list of resources for the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Access Living In light of developments in the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, Access Living will continue to support our community in a multitude of ways, including creating and maintaining the below list of resources. Please …

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Tips for First Responders: Healthcare Professionals and Emergency Responders

Tips for First Responders on the Frontline Health Care Professionals Who are Working with People with Disabilities Source: Center for Development and Disability | The University of New Mexico Many first responders have requested quick, easy-to-use procedures for assisting persons with disabilities in an emergency. These tip sheets provide information about many types of disabilities …

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Is fatness or fitness key for survival in older adults with intellectual disabilities?

Source: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities Open Access to Full Text: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12724 by Alyt Oppewal and Thessa I. M. Hilgenkamp First published:13 March 2020 What is already know about this subject Obesity and low physical fitness levels are highly prevalent in older adults with intellectual disabilities. In the general population fatness and fitness are …

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Proper Hand Washing Techniques

Source: Proper Hand Washing Techniques With the outbreak of the coronavirus, Special Olympics wants you to stay safe. Washing your hands properly is just one way to help do that. In the Expert Tip video series, Special Olympics athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics. For Global Handwashing Day, October 15, Nyasha Derere, a Health …

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Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need to Know

With the help of Special Olympics athletes and Program staff, we have developed a 30 minute eLearning course for our Special Olympics community about coronavirus COVID-19. This course is designed to cover some basic information: what is the coronavirus, what are the symptoms, how does it spread, and how you can protect yourself. We encourage …

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Sproutflix – Custom Design Your Own Film Festival

Homepage Source: Sproutflix Sproutflix hosts the largest and most diverse assortment of films featuring people with I/DD on the marketplace. An ever growing select collection of over 250 artistic and personal films that entertain, enlighten and touch the heart.   Sproutflix is programmed and supported by Sprout, a NYC-based nonprofit organization founded in 1979, dedicated to bringing innovative programming …

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COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities

Plain Language Booklets on COVID-19 created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates Source: COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities – Green Mountain Support Services Thank you to Green Mountain Self-Advocates for creating this booklet about COVID-19. It was created by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. Thank you also to the California DD Council for translating it into Spanish.

Alzheimer’s Association > ISTAART > PIA > Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Alzheimer’s Association > Membership > ISTAART > PIA > Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Matthew P. Janicki, PhD has joined the governing committee for the ISTAART DSAD PIA. Individuals with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer’s disease (AD) neuropathology with near conformity in their 4th to 5th decade, and are at a much higher risk of …

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Characteristics and Health Status of Informal Unpaid Caregivers — 44 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015–2017 | MMWR

Informal, unpaid caregivers provide important support to family members, friends, and the health care system and might compromise their own health to provide this support. Source: Characteristics and Health Status of Informal Unpaid Caregivers — 44 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2015–2017 Summary What is already known about this topic? Informal, unpaid caregivers …

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Disability in Focus: Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence

Source: Disability in Focus: January 2020 | Institute on Disability/UCED Training for Healthcare Providers Improves Disability Competence After taking Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities, healthcare providers’ ideas about disability shifted away from a medical-model to a more social-model view of disability. In the medical model, disability is seen as a …

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