COVID 19

A message from NDSS about COVID-19:

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Coronavirus

NDSS believes that health is the most critical human right. The NDSS Team has been monitoring current events surrounding COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is a top priority. We have developed a COVID-19 one pager with helpful information about the virus and tips for staying healthy:

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As the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, NDSS will continue to work with disability advocate groups to protect the civil rights for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Please let us know if you or someone you know with Down syndrome or other disabilities has faced discrimination due to scarce COVID-19 resources.

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NDSS Joins National Consortium to Create Important COVID-19 & Down Syndrome Resource

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NDSS Inclusive Education Task Force FAQ

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WEBINAR ALERT:

Register today for a joint webinar with NSDC and Global on equal access to healthcare and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis

Resources for Caregivers

Visit our Caregiver Resources page for tips, ideas, and fact sheets here.

Educational Resources

Visit our Educational Resources page for tips, ideas, and fact sheets to support your students here

Additional Resources

  • Please visit this CDC page for additional information on COVID-19
  • View the Portuguese COVID-19 fact sheet here
  • Visit the LuMind IDSC COVID-19 and Down Syndrome page
  • COVID-19 and Down syndrome Podcast: What you need to know from pediatrician, Dr. Abbie Smith
  • Read Kayla’s blog post on Coronavirus: from a self-advocate perspective
  • NDSS Joins National Consortium to Create Important COVID-19 & Down Syndrome Resource Press Release
  • HHS Coronavirus Resources for Individuals with Autism and other Disabilities
  • Activity: COVID-19 Time Capsule worksheets
  • View the guidance to States/Health Care Providers On Avoiding Disability-Based Discrimination in Accessing COVID19 Treatment
  • In case you need to go to the hospital for COVID-19 related symptoms, fill out this form for physicians to help provide you with proper medical treatment (please note: this form is New York State specific, but can be a useful guide if you are in another state).
  • OCR Issues Bulletin on Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA Flexibilities That Apply During the COVID-19 Emergency

 

This page was last updated: April 6, 2020

NDSS Inclusive Education Task Force Member, Dr. Jamie McClintic, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L, has created videos for you to use at home! The videos include exercises for speech, PT, and OT for birth through high school.