Commonwealth of Virginia
The Arc of Virginia had collected and posted an amazing library of documents, videos, policy changes, and other resources to help families in this time of crisis.
The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) has created this resource to help the use of the federal government’s Economic Impact Payments: Supporting the Use of the Economic Impact Payment
The Virginia Department of Social Services has launched a mobile app and website designed to be a “one-stop” resource for benefits and information during the coronavirus outbreak. The new COVID-19 Virginia Resources website and app include information about food assistance, child care, health care and other benefits.
There is also confidential support for anyone dealing with family violence, sexual assault or abuse. The Virginia Department of Health released a new site, called COVID-19 and You, which is designed to give Virginia more personalized and interactive information regarding the pandemic.
Updated resources from CDC on COVID-19 related to individuals with disabilities:
People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Caregivers, Parents, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
Guidance for Group Homes for Individuals with Disabilities
Guidance for Direct Service Providers
Plain Language Materials
Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus – created by the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center
Important Things to Know About COVID-19 – created by the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
Coronavirus: What Is It and What Can I Do? – created by The Arc Maryland
Coronavirus Prevention Flyer – created by the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project