COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
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.
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 Connectedness/Virtual Platforms resources here.
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!
Find the full list of Entertainment and Recreation resources here.
Georgia Specific Resources
- ASW Distillery Hand Sanitizer
- Local Atlanta distillery selling hand sanitizer
- Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Resource Folder
- Google Drive folder containing 20+ resources for those with developmental disabilities in Georgia
- 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.
- MARTA Route Modifications
- MARTA has reduced transit services to prioritize essential travel during COVID-19
Visit the Tools for Life App Finder for apps on teleworking, social distancing, emergency preparedness and more
Planning Guides and Resources
- COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
- From the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Emergency Management Resources from AT3
- Resources from the National Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training (AT3) Center
- 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
- Guidance for State and Healthcare Providers on Avoiding Disability Based Discrimination in Treatment Rationing
- Informational Videos in ASL
- Novo Nordisk Insulin Supply
- Offering free 90-day insulin supply to people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19
- [https://www.peatworks.org/futureofwork/a11y/telework Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
- Telework and Accessibility
- 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.
- Promoting Financial Health and Resiliency for People with Disabilities and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Serving Complex Needs Patients During COVID-19
- Guide from RESNA to help determine the needs of patients with Complex Rehab Technology (CRT)
- Tips and Resources for Coronavirus Quarantine
- Extensive list of tips from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
- 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
Sanitization of Assistive Technology
- 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
- JAWS, ZoomText and Fusion
- Free for students, faculty and staff
- Kurzweil 3000
- Offered for free while schools are suspended
- Communication Supports for Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- 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
- 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
- Patient Provider Communication
- Free communication tools
- Printable Communication Boards
- Amy Speech Language Therapy
- AsTeRICS Grid
- Eye Gaze and Flip Charts Alternative Pencils with Instructions
- Mind Express Activities
- Paitent Provider Communication
- Picture Exchange Card Maker
- Prentke Romich Company
- Project Core Boards
- Speech Ninja
- Super Core
- Tobii Dynavox