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='''TFL Webinar Series'''=
 
='''TFL Webinar Series'''=
  
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'''View the four part [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=TFL_COVID-19_Webinar_Series Webinar Series here.]'''
 
'''View the four part [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=TFL_COVID-19_Webinar_Series Webinar Series here.]'''
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='''Connectedness/Virtual Platforms'''=
 
='''Connectedness/Virtual Platforms'''=
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Stay connected to family and friends through virtual platforms and resources to alleviate social isolation. You'll also find initiatives that companies have launched to keep people connected.  
 
Stay connected to family and friends through virtual platforms and resources to alleviate social isolation. You'll also find initiatives that companies have launched to keep people connected.  
  
'''Find full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Connectedness/Virtual_Platforms Connectedness/Virtual Platforms resources here.]'''
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Connectedness/Virtual_Platforms Connectedness/Virtual Platforms resources here.]'''
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='''Education'''=
 
='''Education'''=
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Education Education resources here.]'''
 
'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Education Education resources here.]'''
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='''Entertainment and Recreation'''=
 
='''Entertainment and Recreation'''=
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Many websites are offering free and discounted access to recreation activities such as virtual museums, access to films, national parks and more!
 
Many websites are offering free and discounted access to recreation activities such as virtual museums, access to films, national parks and more!
  
'''Find the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Entertainment_and_Recreation Entertainment and Recreation resources here.]'''
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Entertainment_and_Recreation Entertainment and Recreation resources here.]'''
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='''Georgia Specific Resources'''=
 
='''Georgia Specific Resources'''=
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In this section you will find resources particularly useful for residents of Georgia including: local resources, government mandates, transportation information and more.
 
In this section you will find resources particularly useful for residents of Georgia including: local resources, government mandates, transportation information and more.
  
'''Find the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Georgia_Specific_Resources Georgia Specific Resources here.]'''
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Georgia_Specific_Resources Georgia Specific Resources here.]'''
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='''Helpful Apps'''=
 
='''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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'''Visit the [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/favorite-search.php Tools for Life App Finder] for apps on teleworking, social  distancing, emergency preparedness and more.'''
  
  
 
='''Planning Guides and Resources'''=
 
='''Planning Guides and Resources'''=
  
*'''[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]
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Organizations from across the country have provided planning guides and produced other resources for people with disabilities. These include information on developmental disabilities, emergency management, avoiding discrimination in care, complex needs and more! Check out this section if you are looking for specialized information.
  
*'''[https://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/bienvenidos-a-ncoa/covid-19-recursos-para-adultos-mayores-y-sus-cuidadores/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=04212020_NCOAWeek COVID-19 Recursos Para Adultos Mayores y sus Cuidadores]
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Planning_Guides_and_Resources Planning Guides and Resources here].'''
 
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*'''[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]'''
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**From the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
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*'''[https://www.curesma.org/covid19/ Cure SMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center]
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*'''[https://www.at3center.net/repository/EmergencyManagement Emergency Management Resources from AT3]'''
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**Resources from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
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*'''[https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected FFC Keep Americans Connected Initiative]
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**Over 650 companies and associations have signed the pledge to Keep Americans Connected
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**Ensures that Americans do not lose their broadband or telephone connectivity as a result of these exceptional circumstances
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*'''[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]
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*'''Informational Videos in ASL
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**From the North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvzDRwARoYg&feature=youtu.be Message About Coronavirus]
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***[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooBRqfZjKhQ&feature=youtu.be Message about Self-Care]
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*'''[https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/novo-nordisk-offers-free-90-day-insulin-supply-to-people-experiencing-financial-hardship-due-to-covid-19-301040423.html Novo Nordisk Insulin Supply]
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**Offering free 90-day insulin supply to people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19
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*'''[http://www.disasterstrategies.org/ Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies]'''
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*'''[https://www.peatworks.org/futureofwork/a11y/telework Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
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**Telework and Accessibility
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*'''[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]
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*'''[https://www.nmdunited.org/covid-19-guideCOVID-19 Plan and Prep Guide for Adults Living with Neuromuscular Disabilities]'''
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**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.
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*'''[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]'''
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*'''[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]'''
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*'''[https://acl.gov/COVID-19?fbclid=IwAR17dcGmxIf1lhUpdKGp202iJzaCGNqsfb1VBSO2SXYi01PmtBtb2jPrbNM Resources from Administration for Community Living]'''
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*'''[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]
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**Guide from RESNA to help determine the needs of patients with Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)
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*'''[https://www.thinkinclusive.us/covid-19/ Special Education Resources]'''
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*'''[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]
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**Extensive list of tips from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
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*'''[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]
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**Sign up for free alerts from USPS for when and what mail is being delivered
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**Great for limiting trips to the mailbox
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='''Sanitization of Assistive Technology'''=
 
='''Sanitization of Assistive Technology'''=
  
*'''[https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html CDC's Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfecting Households]
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Sanitizing assistive technology is essential!
  
*'''[https://www2.ablenetinc.com/webmail/474752/179265200/aa4a1cd61304a8731672a15ac34f4235070fa15ea7f4a7120f5a67e0b0d60953 Cleaning and Disinfecting Your AbleNet Device]
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Sanitization_of_Assistive_Technology Sanitization Resources here]'''
 
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*'''[https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204172?mod=article_inline How to Clean Your Apple Products]
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*'''[https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/smarter-living/clean-your-phone.html?te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_NN_p_20200316&section=topNews&campaign_id=9&instance_id=16781&segment_id=22269&user_id=8fa8cd33132f23241ab7ea4d3ef5de30&regi_id=97901944tion=topNews How to Clean Your Phone to Help Protect Against Coronavirus]
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*'''[https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/support-training/faq-from-salesforce/how-do-i-clean-my-tobii-dynavox-device/?_t_id=1B2M2Y8AsgTpgAmY7PhCfg%3d%3d&_t_q=clean&_t_tags=language%3aen%2csiteid%3a62a90763-a785-4fc4-98a1-9d3c8a8c595f&_t_ip=68.35.245.196&_t_hit.id=TobiiDynavox_Models_CMS_Pages_FaqPage/_02703b7c-da02-478f-868d-db18a4c75b5f_en&_t_hit.pos=1 How to Clean Your Tobii Dynavox Device]
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*'''[https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-spring-clean-your-electronics?fbclid=IwAR2kiFsIyWrwO63Srv0fDChUcknYD_O2V_HZAAWWOHDK_J-8nTG9b0P_Gfg How to Spring Clean Your Electronics]
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*'''[https://www.prentrom.com/articles/tips-for-cleaning-and-disinfecting-your-prc-saltillo-device?mode=view&header=caregivers Tips for Cleaning and Disinfecting Your PRC-Saltillo Device]
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='''Software'''=
 
='''Software'''=
  
*'''[https://www.cricksoft.com/us/clicker/clicker-at-home Crick Software]
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Many software companies are offering their products at free and discounted rates.
**Free access to Clicker@home for schools closed due to COVID-19
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*'''[https://yourdolphin.com/en-gb/news?id=480&utm_campaign=UK%20Education&utm_source=email&utm_content=COVID19%20-%20Education%20Msg%201 Dolphin SuperNova]
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**3 months free access to any edition of SuperNova: Magnifier, Magnifier and Speech or Magnifier and Screen Reader
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*'''[https://portal.freedomscientific.com/SponsoredSoftware JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion]
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**Free for students, faculty and staff
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*'''[https://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html Kurzweil 3000]
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**Offered for free while schools are suspended
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*'''ReadSpeaker
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Software Software resources here.]'''
**Offering TextAid and webReader for free
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***[https://info.readspeaker.com/textaid-free-60days?utm_campaign=Voice%20Developer%20Agency%20Outreach&utm_source=hs_automation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85176068&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9KEP7QyrxrfkKXHIozegplEQinL50-ne3F7cIXXDUH6eu0-UxjC1GduRmK7d5f0vRh-Gr9qMJXPuwaMiqancUBlgjNNA&_hsmi=85176068 TextAid]
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***[https://info.readspeaker.com/en-us/webreader-free-60days webReader]
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='''Speech/Communication'''=
 
='''Speech/Communication'''=
  
*'''[https://rerc-aac.psu.edu/communication-supports-for-children-and-adults-with-complex-communication-needs-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Communication Supports for Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic]
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Find communication resources for all ages in this section. These include communication boards, speech therapy exercises to do at home and more.
**Provides information on preparation should an individual with complex communication needs be hospitalized as well as strategies for understanding and expression both for the individual needing communication supports as well as the hospital staff
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*'''[https://www.covidspeak.org/ CO-VIDSPEAK]
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Speech/Communication Speech and Communication resources here.]'''
**Free open source, web-based video conferencing tool built for people who can't speak but still need to emotionally connection with those at a distance
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*'''[https://www.home-speech-home.com/twenty-5-minute-speech-therapy-activities-you-can-do-at-home.html?fbclid=IwAR0OeMdBUYGPdpB9AzEwI1cXY-tFes0KPJu1Oc4lnO4CiGNcjG8ffIYEZYE 5 Minute Speech Therapy Activities You Can Do at Home]
 
  
*'''[https://www.patientprovidercommunication.org/?fbclid=IwAR136AA4yjSMl2sDrD2xJXnbO-yjSCyB_7BfGlQmw4VWNeXj7GuIvhetrDw Patient Provider Communication]
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='''Workplace Accommodations'''=
**Free communication tools
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*'''Printable Communication Boards
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Here you will find resources for workplace accommodations.
**Amy Speech Language Therapy
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***[https://www.amyspeechlanguagetherapy.com/communication-boards.html How To's and Downloads]
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**AsTeRICS Grid
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***[https://grid.asterics.eu/#welcome More about AsTeRICS Grid]
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**Avaz
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***[https://www.avazapp.com/blog/downloadable-low-tech-communication-boards/ Printable Communication Boards]
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**Cboard
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***[https://www.cboard.io/ Resources]
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**CoughDrop
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***[https://www.mycoughdrop.com/ More about CoughDrop]
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**EyeGaze
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***[https://www.senteacher.org/printables/freeworksheets/46/Eye-Gaze-Communication-Frame-Maker.html Frame Maker]
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**Eye Gaze and Flip Charts Alternative Pencils with Instructions
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***[https://www.dlmpd.com/writing-resources/ Writing Resources]
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**Mind Express Activities
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***[http://mindexpress.be/index.php Download resources]
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**Paitent Provider Communication
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***[https://www.patientprovidercommunication.org/gallery/?Category=Alphabet%20Boards Alphabet Boards]
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**Picture Exchange Card Maker
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***[https://www.senteacher.org/printables/Communication/42/PictureExchangeCards.html Printables]
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**Prentke Romich Company
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***[https://aaclanguagelab.com/resources?category=manual-boards LAMP WFL, Unity, Unidad, Essence Boards]
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**Project Core Boards
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***[http://www.project-core.com/communication-systems/ Project Core Resources]
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**Saltillo
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***[https://saltillo.com/support/downloads Support Downloads]
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***[https://saltillo.com/chatcorner/content/29 Touch Chat Core Boards]
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**Speech Ninja
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***[http://speechninja.co/ Free online resource]
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**Super Core
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***[https://thinksmartbox.com/news/low-tech-super-core-resources/ Low Tech Super Core Resources]
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**Tobii Dynavox
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***[https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/support-training/downloads/snap/printable-core-first-communication-boards/?redirect=true&fbclid=IwAR3PxoUZ9p7mgWH-HCkMH8gUOnznDcUFXMLSORifSH9AZC3cZQLW7F-Tulw Snap Core First Boards]
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***[https://www.tobiidynavox.com/software/content/core-first/?fbclid=IwAR3yd6vj4i7JYh-W9cxECkaBq_5Y2UYt2l6bZ-MLGScg48MdeLz5MEZzHc0#CoreFirstLearning Core First Learning]
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*'''[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]
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'''View the full list of [https://gatfl.gatech.edu/tflwiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Resources_-_Workplace_Accommodations Workplace Accommodation resources here.]'''

Latest revision as of 07:57, 16 June 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!

View the four part Webinar Series here.


Connectedness/Virtual Platforms

Stay connected to family and friends through virtual platforms and resources to alleviate social isolation. You'll also find initiatives that companies have launched to keep people connected.

View the full list of Connectedness/Virtual Platforms resources here.


Education

Find all things education related in this section including: software, read-alouds, special education resources and more!

View the full list of Education resources here.


Entertainment and Recreation

Many websites are offering free and discounted access to recreation activities such as virtual museums, access to films, national parks and more!

View the full list of Entertainment and Recreation resources here.


Georgia Specific Resources

In this section you will find resources particularly useful for residents of Georgia including: local resources, government mandates, transportation information and more.

View the full list of Georgia Specific Resources here.


Helpful Apps

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


Planning Guides and Resources

Organizations from across the country have provided planning guides and produced other resources for people with disabilities. These include information on developmental disabilities, emergency management, avoiding discrimination in care, complex needs and more! Check out this section if you are looking for specialized information.

View the full list of Planning Guides and Resources here.


Sanitization of Assistive Technology

Sanitizing assistive technology is essential!

View the full list of Sanitization Resources here


Software

Many software companies are offering their products at free and discounted rates.

View the full list of Software resources here.


Speech/Communication

Find communication resources for all ages in this section. These include communication boards, speech therapy exercises to do at home and more.

View the full list of Speech and Communication resources here.


Workplace Accommodations

Here you will find resources for workplace accommodations.

View the full list of Workplace Accommodation resources here.