A Self-


Guide to


The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is changing our lives in many ways for a while. As of March 9, 2020 Green Mountain Self-Advocates has been co-hosting 3 zoom meetings a week. In response to our conversations we have created this toolkit about the Coronavirus. It focuses on “need to know” information. Our goal is to for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have plain language information during this national crisis. Click on the title of any of the parts below to download it:

Part 1: Basic Covid-19 Information By And For People With Disabilities in English and in 11 other languages

Part 2: Tips For Working With Support Staff During Covid-19

Part 3: Sample Advocacy Letter About Patients with Intellectual Disabilities Having a Support Person With Them When in the Hospital

Part 4: COVID-19 Medical Information Form for People With Disabilities

Part 5: How People On SSI And SSDI Get A Stimulus Check

Part 6: Getting Unemployment Benefits During the Coronavirus Emergency

Part 7: Developmental Services During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Part 8: Coronavirus Plain Language Glossary or Words To Know

Part 9: Know Your Rights: Bringing a Supporter to a Hospital or Doctor’s Office

You can also download the entire toolkit in English and in Spanish

COVID-19 Plain Language Resources for Workers (VOSHA Guidelines and Glossary of terms)

COVID-19 Plain Language Guidance for Employees with Developmental Disabilities

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language in English and in Spanish

Vaccine Update: Starting March 11, 2021, people with High-Risk Health conditions can start signing up to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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