Health Promotion

The Direct Support Professional and COVID-19

Source: NADSP With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct Support Professionals. We understand that given this global crisis, Direct Support Professionals are still working …

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COVID-19 Resources

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can serve their communities in many ways. Learn more about Inclusive volunteering! Source: The Arc The Arc 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 …

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State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

States are taking aggressive action to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus and prepare their health care systems for dealing with those who become ill with COVID-19, the disease the virus… Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation In late 2019, a new strain of coronavirus emerged in China. With the number of …

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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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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.

Universal Design – 7 Principles of UD Video Series

This video series explores the 7 Principles of Universal Design and how they can be applied to products, interfaces and spaces. The series will cover each principle individually and offer examples to those wishing to learn more about the UD Principles. The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities and the Disability …

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