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This resource is a blog post. Max Barrows talks about how to prepare for an emergency as a person with Autism. He lists the disasters that happen in the U.S. He shares resources that help prepare persons with disabilities for…View Resource
This resource is a video. Because of the COVID-19 the government sent $1,200 to people all over the country. This money is called a Stimulus check. This video is for people with disabilities who get social security AND you have…View Resource
On June 9, 2020, the Office of Civil Rights made it clear that all people with disabilities are allowed to bring a supporter with them when in a hospital or a doctor’s office. This booklet describes how you can speak…View Resource
This resource is a video. Because of COVID-19 or the Coronavirus there are big changes in how hospitals and doctor’s offices work. They are not letting people visit patients. On June 9, 2020, the US Office of Civil Rights made…View Resource
These are words you may be hearing or seeing due to the Coronavirus outbreak. These definitions were written by a team of self-advocates and their aspiring allies.View Resource
The Coronavirus or COVID-19 is changing our lives in many ways. It is changing the way people with developmental disabilities are getting services for a while. This booklet was created by Green Mountain Self-Advocates in partnership with Developmental Disabilities Services…View Resource
On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a National Emergency concerning the Coronavirus outbreak. Then on March 27th, Congress passed the Cares Act which increased money available for unemployment benefits. People who are eligible for unemployment get an extra $600…View Resource
The Coronavirus is changing our lives in many ways for a while. In April 2020, the federal government started giving $1,200 to most adults. This money is to help people during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is called an Economic Impact…View Resource
This form helps you think about what support you need if you must stay in the hospital. Many hospitals have new rules to keep people safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. Your hospital may say you cannot have any visitors. Fill…View Resource
This is a letter was written by self-advocates. Many hospitals are not allowing patients to have visitors. This is because of the Coronavirus emergency. Advocates want to change that rule for patients with disabilities. Many people with disabilities need a…View Resource