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Aspire of WNY Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Resources for Self-Advocates

Here are some great resources made by and for people with developmental disabilities about COVID-19.

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Click on the underlined words to see the resources:

Informational Video on COVID-19

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 (Video)

Learn all about COVID-19 in plain language. Made by Rooted in Rights in collaboration with Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

Video Series – Critical COVID Information for Self-Advocates

Four-part video series from English- and Spanish-speaking self-advocates giving critical COVID information. Produced by California DD Council.

New Toolkit – A Self-Advocate’s Guide to COVID-19

Below you can download any of the eight parts or the entire toolkit.

Hospital Care

Because of Coronavirus most hospitals are not allowing visitors. New York self-advocates and families spoke up and got hospitals to allow patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have a support person with them when in the ER or staying in a hospital.

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 (in 11 languages)

A basic eight-page booklet about the Coronavirus written by and for people with developmental disabilities. It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information). Our goal is to keep people with disabilities healthy during this national crisis

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