Sunday, April 5, 2020

TPGA's Resources for COVID-19 Times

This is a selection of resources for autistic and/or disabled people and their family members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to suggest more options in the comments.

COVID-19 Information including Plain Language, Easy Read format, and Social Stories Resources


Animated COVID19 explainer for people with developmental disabilities (Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services)
youtu.be/MJ8eeC-tVD4


Autism and the Corona virus (Dr. Peter Vermeulen)
petervermeulenblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/autism-and-the-corona-virus-20-tips

CDC's COVID-19 Information For People With Disabilities: 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-disabilities.html

COVID-19: Advice and resources for autistic people during the pandemic (ASIAM.ie)
asiam.ie/autism-and-covid19-healthcare-information

One Autistic’s Guide to Thriving During Social Isolation / Social Distancing (Marie Porter)

The "Now, Next, Later" autistic-specific planning strategy (Jamie and Lion)
twitter.com/spacedoutsmiles/status/1241518988045230084?s=20

Thoughts from a Quarantined Autistic (Autistically Alex)
autisticallyalex.com/2020/03/20/quarantined-autistic

Social Stories explaining COVID-19 to people with developmental disabilities


We are Heroes: A Plain Language Guide about Covid-19 (A4A Ontario)
What You Need to Know About COVID-19: A Plain Language Video (ASAN and Rooted in Rights)
youtu.be/TrSd9OvmoNU


General COVID-19 information 


California Regional Centers information:
mailchi.mp/arcanet/coronavirus-info-from-your-regional-center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

COVID-19 Tracker (Autistic Self Advocacy Network)
autisticadvocacy.org/covid19

The COVID Tracking Project 
covidtracking.com

How the Virus Got Out (New York Times)
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/22/world/coronavirus-spread.html

World Health Organization, including daily updates:
www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


Practical Advice and Resources


5 ways to improve hospital experiences for autistic adults (AASPIRE)
vimeo.com/403152688

Automated Daily Check in Call for People Living Alone (I Am Fine)
dailycall.iamfine.com

COVID-19-Specific advice for managing stress and anxiety (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Determining Circles of Support
tinyurl.com/DisabilityCirclesOfSupport

Empty Grocery Shelves Are Alarming, But They're Not Permanent (NPR)
www.npr.org/2020/03/18/817920400/empty-grocery-shelves-are-alarming-but-theyre-not-permanent

Emergency Checklists Form
tinyurl.com/DisabilityEmergencyChecklist

Emergency Plan Form
tinyurl.com/DisabilityEmergencyPlan

How to Clean Your Home for Coronavirus (New York Times)
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/world/clean-home-coronavirus.html

How to Make a No-Sew Face Mask (Japanese Creations)blog.japanesecreations.com/no-sew-face-mask-with-handkerchief-and-hair-tie

How to Make Gel Hand Sanitizer (WikiHow)
www.wikihow.com/Make-Gel-Alcohol-Hand-Sanitizer

How to safely grocery shop during COVID19 times (Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen) 
youtu.be/sjDuwc9KBps

How You Should Get Food During the Pandemic (The Atlantic)
www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-how-get-food-safely/608008/

My Health Passport Form
tinyurl.com/HealthPassport

Practical Do's and Don'ts about pets, sex, grocery handling, etc. (Mercury News)
www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-q-a-part-3-is-hiking-ok-is-my-newspaper-infected-what-about-sex/

Understanding Competing Accessibility Needs (Brooke Winters, TPGA)
www.thinkingautismguide.com/2018/10/acknowledging-and-accepting-competing.html

Entertainment


If I Wrote a Coronavirus Episode (Vulture)
www.vulture.com/2020/04/if-i-wrote-a-coronavirus-episode.html
  
Machines of BART coloring sheets; click on the illustrations (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
https://www.bart.gov/news/specials/machines

Magical Bridge's FREE virtual concerts and sing-a-longs series
magicalbridge.org/virtual-magical-bridge-concerts-sing-a-longs-and-much-more-on-the-magical-bridge-facebook-page

Netflix Party Browser: synchronized remote Netflix viewing (Chrome Browser Extension)
tinyurl.com/PartyOnNetflix

Science Fiction Short Stories of Hope and Happiness, Resistance and Resilience (curated by Maria Haskins at Strange Horizons)
strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/short-fiction-treasures-quarterly-short-fiction-round-up/

Sir Patrick Stewart reads Shakespearean Sonnets

Advocacy and Rights Resources


Coronavirus: How These Disabled Activists Are Taking Matters Into Their Own (Sanitized) Hands (KQED)
www.kqed.org/news/11806414/coronavirus-how-these-disabled-activists-are-taking-matters-into-their-own-sanitized-hands

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA)
www.copaa.org

COVID-19 Advocacy and Resources (DREDF)
dredf.org/covid-19-advocacy-and-resources

COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit (Communication First)
communicationfirst.org/covid-19

COVID-19 Disability Community Wide Resources (Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies)
tinyurl.com/COVIDisabilityResources
Disaster Hotline (800) 626-4959
info@disasterstrategies.org

COVID-19 Resources (Center for Public Representation)
www.centerforpublicrep.org/covid-19

COVID-19 Resources (The Arc)
thearc.org/covid

Disability Demands
www.disabilitydemands.org

Doctors Should Not Abandon the Principle of Nondiscrimination (Ari Ne'eman, New York Times)
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/coronavirus-ventilators-triage-disability.html

How People of Color Can Advocate for Themselves During Emergency Room Visits (ZORA)
zora.medium.com/how-to-advocate-for-yourself-during-an-emergency-room-visit-23e9ca20549d

How to Make Your Virtual Meetings and Events Accessible to the Disability Community (Rooted in Rights)
rootedinrights.org/how-to-make-your-virtual-meetings-and-events-accessible-to-the-disability-community

Justice Means a Disability Justice Means a Disability-centered approach to COVID-19 (SinsInvalid)
www.sinsinvalid.org/news-1/2020/3/19/social-distancing-and-crip-survival-a-disability-centered-response-to-covid-19

LGBTQ community and COVID-19 (Dorchester Reporter)

Preventing Discrimination in the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients: The Illegality of Medical Rationing on the Basis of Disability (DREDF)
dredf.org/the-illegality-of-medical-rationing-on-the-basis-of-disability

Classroom, Homeschool, and Life-Long Learning


Audible's Stories collection, with selection from Littlest Learners to Teens, is making free audiobooks available "as long as schools are closed":
stories.audible.com/start-listen

California State Parks Virtual Field Trips
ports.parks.ca.gov

California Academy of Sciences At Home
www.calacademy.org/academy-at-home

Educating All Learners Alliance
www.educatingalllearners.org

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings, from Amazing Educational Resources (note that we have not vetted all the sites listed, so proceed with thoughtfulness):
www.amazingeducationalresources.com

Free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19 (Outschool)
blog.outschool.com/free-online-classes-for-public-school-students-affected-by-closures

How Students Around The World Are Learning and Staying Positive (UNICEF)
www.voicesofyouth.org/campaign/studying-home-due-coronavirus-how-young-people-around-world-are-keeping-their-mood

How Stuff Works
howstuffworks.com

Learn ASL (American Sign Language) Online, from Meriah Nichols
www.meriahnichols.com/learn-asl-online

NASA Kids Club
nasa.gov/kidsclub

PV Story Time: Children's Books Read Aloud
www.youtube.com/channel/UCzKJ21dDMsbY7IB7apLZPZQ

Storyline Online: Children's books read by celebrities
www.storylineonline.net

Donations, Relief, and Supports 


Blood Donation FAQ (Stanford Blood Centers)

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund (WHO)
covid19responsefund.org

Domestic Violence Hotline 
www.thehotline.org

Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus (KQED)
www.kqed.org/arts/13876893/emergency-funds-for-freelancers-creatives-losing-income-during-coronavirus

Food Relief and Donations (Boys and Girls Club)
www.bgca.org/news-stories/2020/March/BGCs-nationwide-feed-in-need-communities-during-COVID-19-crisis

Food Pantries and COVID-19 (Kelly's Kitchen)
www.kellys-kitchen.org/post/food-pantries-and-coronavirus

Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in California
tinyurl.com/CAUndocumentedRelief