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='''Helpful Apps'''=
 
 
Visit the [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/favorite-search.php Tools for Life App Finder] for apps on teleworking, social  distancing, emergency preparedness and more
 
  
  
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='''Planning Guides and Resources'''=
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='''Connectedness/Virtual Platforms'''=
  
*'''[https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/covid-19-resources-care-recommendations-home-based-ventilation-patients/?fbclid=IwAR3Z7j53tHJBjRdY5HqjzawKi2Ao6zUYTXSGnLukKO5odBb6jqDxQDRc1jQ Care Recommendations for Home Based Ventilation Patients]
+
*'''[https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19 Comcast COVID-19 Response]
 
+
**Xfinity Wifi free for everyone and other benefits
*'''[https://gcdd.org/covid-19-resources-for-georgians-with-developmental-disabilities.html?fbclid=IwAR399EK0ngVD0U-PVRN6w1tdCuUf43g8KBd-mKyS3k8HeeRPykkHv_kE-es COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families]'''
+
**From the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
+
 
+
*'''[https://www.curesma.org/covid19/ Cure SMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center]
+
 
+
*'''[https://www.at3center.net/repository/EmergencyManagement Emergency Management Resources from AT3]'''
+
**Resources from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
+
  
 
*'''[https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative]
 
*'''[https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative]
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**Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
 
**Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  
*'''[https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guidance-to-States-Hospitals_FINAL.pdf Guidance for State and Healthcare Providers on Avoiding Disability Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing]
+
*'''[[Media:Emotion-support-resources.pdf |  Georgia Emotional Support Resources]]
  
*'''Informational Videos in ASL
+
*'''[https://broadband.georgia.gov/georgia-internet-access-covid-19-update Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19]
**From the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
+
**The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.
***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvzDRwARoYg&feature=youtu.be Message About Coronavirus]
+
***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooBRqfZjKhQ&feature=youtu.be Message about Self-Care]
+
  
*'''[http://www.disasterstrategies.org/ Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies]'''
+
*'''Microsoft Teams
 +
**Free platform for distance learning and work
 +
**[https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/remote-learning Remote Learning/Education]
 +
**[https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/work-remotely Work Remotely]
  
*'''[https://www.nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf Plain Language COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities]
+
*'''[https://www.drreginakoepp.com/blog/041 Social Distancing Doesn't Have to Mean Social Isolation for Older Adults]
  
*'''[https://www.nmdunited.org/covid-19-guideCOVID-19 Plan and Prep Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities]'''
+
*'''[https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html Zoom]
**Provides fact-based, reliable resources that educate our community on how to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also providing practical coping tools and life-management strategies that can be used not just for this specific situation, but for addressing any viral or bacterial infection risk.
+
**Free virtual meetings and resources
 +
**[https://www.huffpost.com/entry/zoom-hacks-work-meetings-virtual-happy-hours_l_5e7ba807c5b6cb9dc1991ef4 Zoom Hacks for Work Meetings and Virtual Happy Hours]
  
*'''[https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/financial-resiliency-tips.pdf Promoting Financial Health and Resiliency for People with Disabilities and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic]'''
 
  
*'''[https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/here-is-list-resources-students-who-normally-receive-speech-language-therapy-when-schools-are-session/EGNXSOC3HZHT3DZOXZZ5RIZVFQ/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo2nz0Ohyt4Ckm50x7vHQtXfPVKFg2Tg-oa-LfOR1c4MKLRZNePgUs4 Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy at School]'''
+
='''Education'''=
  
*'''[https://acl.gov/COVID-19?fbclid=IwAR17dcGmxIf1lhUpdKGp202iJzaCGNqsfb1VBSO2SXYi01PmtBtb2jPrbNM Resources from Administration for Community Living]'''
+
*'''[https://lp.wiris.com/quizzes-ww/?j=207927&sfmc_sub=40214064&l=302_HTML&u=13487179&mid=100013640&jb=189&utm_source=sf&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=005_FreeQuizzesTraining 15 Hours of Math Quizzes Available Free to Teachers from WIRIS]
  
*'''[https://www.resna.org/Portals/0/Documents/COVID-19%20Resources/COVID-19%20CRT%20Decision%20Tree_%20CTF%20Final.pdf?ver=2020-04-14-084636-413 Serving Complex Needs Patients During COVID-19]
+
*'''[https://www.cultofmac.com/696373/apples-on-staff-educators-will-guide-teachers-through-challenges-of-online-learning/ Apple Offers Free Support to Educators Navigating Challenges of Virtual Education]
**Guide from RESNA to help determine the needs of patients with Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)
+
**Support for educators at all levels
 +
**Free one-on-one virtual coaching sessions
  
*'''[https://www.thinkinclusive.us/covid-19/ Special Education Resources]'''
+
*'''[https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid&utm_content=hklfreeresources&utm_source=Inclusive+Technology+%26+HelpKidzLearn&utm_campaign=3506fb6575-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_25_02_43_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27aa929edc-3506fb6575-15392459&mc_cid=3506fb6575&mc_eid=6844b87da3 HelpKidzLearn]
 +
**Offering low cost online learning tools
  
*'''[https://www.afb.org/aw/21/4/16970?utm_source=AFB&utm_campaign=fa4ff77722-AW-December-2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec813cd965-fa4ff77722-165197841 Tips and Resources for Coronavirus Quarantine]
+
*'''[https://sites.google.com/view/wildwoodschoolresources/home Digital Resources for Home Use]
**Extensive list of tips from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
+
  
*'''[https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action?iom=B807-82ID-USRS-PS-USP-GO-XXX-AW-XX-X-INF&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_content=b807_82id&utm_campaign=informeddelivery2018&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JaB9aCspfvtqrwgcFVXiVdu0y5V5_JxzMeuoOYwGDP9eSbHotdojfsaAq6UEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds USPS Informed Delivery]
+
*'''[https://www.seussville.com Dr.Seuss]
**Sign up for free alerts from USPS for when and what mail is being delivered
+
**Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuess
**Great for limiting trips to the mailbox
+
  
 +
*'''[https://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurzweil-academy/video.html?id=272793981&tab=getting-startedC:%5CUsers%5CSNelson%5CDocuments%5CAdd-in%20Express Kurzweil 3000 Read the Web Chrome Extension]
  
='''Georgia Specific Resources'''=
+
*'''[https://publishers.org/aap-news/covid-19-response/ Publishers.org]
 +
**What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic
  
*'''[https://squareup.com/store/asw-distillery-mercantile/item/oz-hand-sanitizer-get-an-oz-give-an-oz ASW Distillery Hand Sanitizer]
+
*'''[https://solve.redshelf.com/hc/en-us/categories/360003333794-RedShelf-Responds-to-COVID-19-Outbreak RedShelf]
**Local Atlanta distillery selling hand sanitizer
+
**Initiative ensures students have access to their learning resources during unprecedented campus closures
  
*'''[https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/atlanta-beltline-restrictions-during-coronavirus-shelter-in-place/85-4e5e6662-d7f6-400b-a5c4-a5c0a6da9322 Atlanta Beltline Restrictions]
+
*'''[https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/here-is-list-resources-students-who-normally-receive-speech-language-therapy-when-schools-are-session/EGNXSOC3HZHT3DZOXZZ5RIZVFQ/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo2nz0Ohyt4Ckm50x7vHQtXfPVKFg2Tg-oa-LfOR1c4MKLRZNePgUs4 Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy at School]
  
*'''[https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1heM2BmPksAuV7ExcsK3WpqmuYJ9ULP5k Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Resource Folder]
+
*'''[https://www.thinkinclusive.us/covid-19/ Special Education Resources During COVID-19]
**Google Drive folder containing 20+ resources for those with developmental disabilities in Georgia
+
  
*'''[[Media:Emotion-support-resources.pdf |  Georgia Emotional Support Resources]]
+
*'''[https://virtualschoolactivities.com/ Virtual Tours and Trips to Educational Sites]
  
*'''[https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's 2020 Executive Orders]
+
*'''[https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps VitalSource]
 +
**Helping ensure students can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning
 +
**Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access an expansive catalog of etexts at no charge
  
*'''[https://broadband.georgia.gov/georgia-internet-access-covid-19-update Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19]
+
*'''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OH-_GM-eYefOa7JDNmM6wdUb9fsa1H8k8O_XgPih4m0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0bs59ft5cLEWrmi8RA7RSs2qyDgld95YrRI6pjFIR3AgF6LhqoCtLrHZg Websites for Read Alouds and Activities]
**The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.
+
 
+
*'''[https://www.itsmarta.com/MARTA-service-modifications.aspx MARTA Route Modifications]
+
**MARTA has reduced transit services to prioritize essential travel during COVID-19
+
 
+
*'''[https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/list-stores-that-have-adjusted-hours-due-coronavirus/6X3GEXOTQ5HXDHCAKE5N25E5RU/ Stores in Georgia Adjusting Hours and Adding Senior Shopping Hours]
+
  
  
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='''Connectedness/Virtual Platforms'''=
+
='''Georgia Specific Resources'''=
  
*'''[https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19 Comcast COVID-19 Response]
+
*'''[https://squareup.com/store/asw-distillery-mercantile/item/oz-hand-sanitizer-get-an-oz-give-an-oz ASW Distillery Hand Sanitizer]
**Xfinity Wifi free for everyone and other benefits
+
**Local Atlanta distillery selling hand sanitizer
  
*'''[https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative]
+
*'''[https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/atlanta-beltline-restrictions-during-coronavirus-shelter-in-place/85-4e5e6662-d7f6-400b-a5c4-a5c0a6da9322 Atlanta Beltline Restrictions]
**Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
+
 
**Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
+
*'''[https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1heM2BmPksAuV7ExcsK3WpqmuYJ9ULP5k Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Resource Folder]
 +
**Google Drive folder containing 20+ resources for those with developmental disabilities in Georgia
  
 
*'''[[Media:Emotion-support-resources.pdf |  Georgia Emotional Support Resources]]
 
*'''[[Media:Emotion-support-resources.pdf |  Georgia Emotional Support Resources]]
 +
 +
*'''[https://gov.georgia.gov/executive-action/executive-orders/2020-executive-orders Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's 2020 Executive Orders]
  
 
*'''[https://broadband.georgia.gov/georgia-internet-access-covid-19-update Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19]
 
*'''[https://broadband.georgia.gov/georgia-internet-access-covid-19-update Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19]
 
**The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.
 
**The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.
  
*'''Microsoft Teams
+
*'''[https://www.itsmarta.com/MARTA-service-modifications.aspx MARTA Route Modifications]
**Free platform for distance learning and work
+
**MARTA has reduced transit services to prioritize essential travel during COVID-19
**[https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/remote-learning Remote Learning/Education]
+
**[https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/work-remotely Work Remotely]
+
  
*'''[https://www.drreginakoepp.com/blog/041 Social Distancing Doesn't Have to Mean Social Isolation for Older Adults]
+
*'''[https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/list-stores-that-have-adjusted-hours-due-coronavirus/6X3GEXOTQ5HXDHCAKE5N25E5RU/ Stores in Georgia Adjusting Hours and Adding Senior Shopping Hours]
  
*'''[https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html Zoom]
 
**Free virtual meetings and resources
 
**[https://www.huffpost.com/entry/zoom-hacks-work-meetings-virtual-happy-hours_l_5e7ba807c5b6cb9dc1991ef4 Zoom Hacks for Work Meetings and Virtual Happy Hours]
 
  
 +
='''Helpful Apps'''=
  
='''Education'''=
+
Visit the [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/favorite-search.php Tools for Life App Finder] for apps on teleworking, social  distancing, emergency preparedness and more
  
*'''[https://lp.wiris.com/quizzes-ww/?j=207927&sfmc_sub=40214064&l=302_HTML&u=13487179&mid=100013640&jb=189&utm_source=sf&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=005_FreeQuizzesTraining 15 Hours of Math Quizzes Available Free to Teachers from WIRIS]
 
  
*'''[https://www.cultofmac.com/696373/apples-on-staff-educators-will-guide-teachers-through-challenges-of-online-learning/ Apple Offers Free Support to Educators Navigating Challenges of Virtual Education]
+
='''Planning Guides and Resources'''=
**Support for educators at all levels
+
**Free one-on-one virtual coaching sessions
+
  
*'''[https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid&utm_content=hklfreeresources&utm_source=Inclusive+Technology+%26+HelpKidzLearn&utm_campaign=3506fb6575-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_25_02_43_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27aa929edc-3506fb6575-15392459&mc_cid=3506fb6575&mc_eid=6844b87da3 HelpKidzLearn]
+
*'''[https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/covid-19-resources-care-recommendations-home-based-ventilation-patients/?fbclid=IwAR3Z7j53tHJBjRdY5HqjzawKi2Ao6zUYTXSGnLukKO5odBb6jqDxQDRc1jQ Care Recommendations for Home Based Ventilation Patients]
**Offering low cost online learning tools
+
  
*'''[https://sites.google.com/view/wildwoodschoolresources/home Digital Resources for Home Use]
+
*'''[https://gcdd.org/covid-19-resources-for-georgians-with-developmental-disabilities.html?fbclid=IwAR399EK0ngVD0U-PVRN6w1tdCuUf43g8KBd-mKyS3k8HeeRPykkHv_kE-es COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families]'''
 +
**From the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
  
*'''[https://www.seussville.com Dr.Seuss]
+
*'''[https://www.curesma.org/covid19/ Cure SMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center]
**Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuess
+
  
*'''[https://www.kurzweiledu.com/kurzweil-academy/video.html?id=272793981&tab=getting-startedC:%5CUsers%5CSNelson%5CDocuments%5CAdd-in%20Express Kurzweil 3000 Read the Web Chrome Extension]
+
*'''[https://www.at3center.net/repository/EmergencyManagement Emergency Management Resources from AT3]'''
 +
**Resources from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
  
*'''[https://publishers.org/aap-news/covid-19-response/ Publishers.org]
+
*'''[https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative]
**What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic
+
**Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
 +
**Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  
*'''[https://solve.redshelf.com/hc/en-us/categories/360003333794-RedShelf-Responds-to-COVID-19-Outbreak RedShelf]
+
*'''[https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guidance-to-States-Hospitals_FINAL.pdf Guidance for State and Healthcare Providers on Avoiding Disability Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing]
**Initiative ensures students have access to their learning resources during unprecedented campus closures
+
  
*'''[https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/here-is-list-resources-students-who-normally-receive-speech-language-therapy-when-schools-are-session/EGNXSOC3HZHT3DZOXZZ5RIZVFQ/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo2nz0Ohyt4Ckm50x7vHQtXfPVKFg2Tg-oa-LfOR1c4MKLRZNePgUs4 Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy at School]
+
*'''Informational Videos in ASL
 +
**From the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
 +
***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvzDRwARoYg&feature=youtu.be Message About Coronavirus]
 +
***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooBRqfZjKhQ&feature=youtu.be Message about Self-Care]
  
*'''[https://www.thinkinclusive.us/covid-19/ Special Education Resources During COVID-19]
+
*'''[http://www.disasterstrategies.org/ Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies]'''
  
*'''[https://virtualschoolactivities.com/ Virtual Tours and Trips to Educational Sites]
+
*'''[https://www.nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf Plain Language COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities]
  
*'''[https://get.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps VitalSource]
+
*'''[https://www.nmdunited.org/covid-19-guideCOVID-19 Plan and Prep Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities]'''
**Helping ensure students can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning
+
**Provides fact-based, reliable resources that educate our community on how to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also providing practical coping tools and life-management strategies that can be used not just for this specific situation, but for addressing any viral or bacterial infection risk.
**Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access an expansive catalog of etexts at no charge
+
  
*'''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OH-_GM-eYefOa7JDNmM6wdUb9fsa1H8k8O_XgPih4m0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0bs59ft5cLEWrmi8RA7RSs2qyDgld95YrRI6pjFIR3AgF6LhqoCtLrHZg Websites for Read Alouds and Activities]
+
*'''[https://www.nationaldisabilityinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/financial-resiliency-tips.pdf Promoting Financial Health and Resiliency for People with Disabilities and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic]'''
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/here-is-list-resources-students-who-normally-receive-speech-language-therapy-when-schools-are-session/EGNXSOC3HZHT3DZOXZZ5RIZVFQ/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo2nz0Ohyt4Ckm50x7vHQtXfPVKFg2Tg-oa-LfOR1c4MKLRZNePgUs4 Resources for Students Who Normally Receive Speech and Language Therapy at School]'''
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://acl.gov/COVID-19?fbclid=IwAR17dcGmxIf1lhUpdKGp202iJzaCGNqsfb1VBSO2SXYi01PmtBtb2jPrbNM Resources from Administration for Community Living]'''
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://www.resna.org/Portals/0/Documents/COVID-19%20Resources/COVID-19%20CRT%20Decision%20Tree_%20CTF%20Final.pdf?ver=2020-04-14-084636-413 Serving Complex Needs Patients During COVID-19]
 +
**Guide from RESNA to help determine the needs of patients with Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://www.thinkinclusive.us/covid-19/ Special Education Resources]'''
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://www.afb.org/aw/21/4/16970?utm_source=AFB&utm_campaign=fa4ff77722-AW-December-2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec813cd965-fa4ff77722-165197841 Tips and Resources for Coronavirus Quarantine]
 +
**Extensive list of tips from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
 +
 
 +
*'''[https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action?iom=B807-82ID-USRS-PS-USP-GO-XXX-AW-XX-X-INF&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_content=b807_82id&utm_campaign=informeddelivery2018&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JaB9aCspfvtqrwgcFVXiVdu0y5V5_JxzMeuoOYwGDP9eSbHotdojfsaAq6UEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds USPS Informed Delivery]
 +
**Sign up for free alerts from USPS for when and what mail is being delivered
 +
**Great for limiting trips to the mailbox
  
  

Revision as of 08:44, 22 April 2020


TFL Webinar Series

The Tools for Life team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting and vetting resources for individuals with disabilities in the community, as well as their family and circles of support. The resources in these webinars are not meant to replace advice or instruction from a doctor or medical team. These resources are here to educate and empower. We encourage you to take this information, do further research, and share what you've learned with your medical and support teams.

We ask that you share this information with anyone that will benefit. We are in this together and together we are stronger. Stay safe and educated!


Webinar Series:


Connectedness/Virtual Platforms

  • FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative
    • Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
    • Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  • Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19
    • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.


Education

  • Dr.Seuss
    • Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuess
  • Publishers.org
    • What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic
  • RedShelf
    • Initiative ensures students have access to their learning resources during unprecedented campus closures
  • VitalSource
    • Helping ensure students can continue to access quality digital course materials due to a recent and rapid campus shift to distance-learning
    • Students and instructors at impacted 2 and 4-year non-profit institutions in the U.S. and Canada can now access an expansive catalog of etexts at no charge


Entertainment and Recreation

  • Airbnb Online Experiences
    • Offering online experiences such as Secrets of Magic, Family Baking Experience and Tango Concert with a Latin Grammy Nominee
  • Audible
    • Offering free titles for kids
  • Sling TV
    • Sling TV streaming video service is now available during primetime at no charge
    • New customers can watch every night from 5 pm to midnight for free
    • No credit card information needed


Georgia Specific Resources

  • Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19
    • The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, in partnership with Governor Brian Kemp and the state Coronavirus Task Force has launched this webpage to provide information to Georgians and resources connect to high-speed internet.


Helpful Apps

Visit the Tools for Life App Finder for apps on teleworking, social distancing, emergency preparedness and more


Planning Guides and Resources

  • FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative
    • Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
    • Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
  • Plan and Prep Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities
    • Provides fact-based, reliable resources that educate our community on how to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, while also providing practical coping tools and life-management strategies that can be used not just for this specific situation, but for addressing any viral or bacterial infection risk.
  • USPS Informed Delivery
    • Sign up for free alerts from USPS for when and what mail is being delivered
    • Great for limiting trips to the mailbox


Software

  • Crick Software
    • Free access to Clicker@home for schools closed due to COVID-19
  • Dolphin SuperNova
    • 3 months free access to any edition of SuperNova: Magnifier, Magnifier and Speech or Magnifier and Screen Reader


Speech/Communication