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COVID-19 Resources for Parents and People with Disabilities
We know just how imperative it is that we all work together and do what we can to keep each other healthy and safe. Please use and share the following resources as we navigate this challenging situation together.
General COVID-19 Resources
BC Centre for Disease Control: Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.
Public Health Agency of Canada: Latest stats and recommendations
World Health Organization: Find out about the disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19 BC Self-Assessment Tool: Before you go to the hospital or a clinic take this self-assessment.
IncludeME Canada: Find a full range of resources from this national coalition of disability organizations
Communication Disabilities Access Canada: Take a look at this COVID-19 Communications Rights Toolkit
For Family & Community
Family Support Institute of BC: The Family Support Institute of BC strengthens, connects and builds communities and resources with families of people with disabilities in BC.
CNIB: The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has expanded its free virtual program offering.
co make do: Every week, co make do will offer up a range of experiences to connect with self, community, and the wider world. These experiences will take place online, using YouTube, Facebook Live, Zoom and over the phone, for those without Internet access. They will also offer tech support for those new to digital platforms. All experiences are designed to be doable and safe.
Learning Disability Society: The Learning Disability Society is now offering RISE at Home (Research-informed Individualized Student Education) to students in Greater Vancouver. RISE at Home is an innovative online learning platform providing one-on-one customized instruction to students with learning disabilities.
Rhodes Wellness College: Rhodes Wellness College is offering our Easter Seals families and individuals, including those who have stayed at Easter Seals House, free or low fee counselling. If you would like to receive counselling or coaching assistance, please send an email to: email@example.com and their intake coordinator will match you with a counsellor/coach who can help you.
Starling: Starling’s free, onlinemental health program will help anyone, anywhere combat stress, anxiety and worry during the coronavirus crisis.
For Children & Youth
Rick Hansen Foundation School Program: Free English and French lessons on accessibility and inclusion
The Mighty: Helping Children with Disabilities Understand the Coronavirus
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital: Explaining COVID-19 to Children
Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley: Easy Indoor Activities for Energetic Kids
Easterseals Central Illinois: My Clean Hands is a fun booklet that encourages children to wash their hands.
Easterseals Southeastern Pennsylvania: Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Parent Video Series is a web series to help parents implement positive behavior intervention supports at home.