COVID-19 Special Collection

Many members of the NIDILRR grantee community have responded to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) by publishing, presenting, or curating resources to support the continued independence and participation of people with disabilities and their families, and the professionals who work with them. We are actively collecting these resources as they are published. This list is growing, so check back regularly. The newest items are featured first, followed by the full collection in a sortable table. Are you a NIDILRR grantee who has published a COVID resource? Submit it for the collection!

Recently Added (last 2 weeks)

Explore the full collection in the table below. Titles link to the original resource (external to NARIC). This table is sortable by title, disability area, life area, and product type. Click on the column header to activate the sort ascending alphabetically. Click again to resort descending alphabetically.

Title Description Disability area Keywords Life areasort descending Product type

Face Coverings and Businesses: Balancing the ADA with Public Health During COVID-19

Factsheet answering common questions from organizations (including businesses and nonprofit... full abstract

Cross disability mask mandates, face coverings, Business, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Community participation Factsheet/FAQ

Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Adults with Physical Disabilities from Marginalized Communities

This webinar presented the findings from a recent study on the initial impact of the COVID-19... full abstract

Mobility physical disabilities, community participation, Michigan, marginalized communities, minoritized communities Community participation Webcast/podcast

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among People with Disabilities Pre- to Post-COVID

This article highlights a research report looks into social isolation and loneliness among... full abstract

Cross disability Social isolation, loneliness, urban, rural communities Community participation Report/Research brief

A Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 impacts on the travel behavior and community living of people with disabilities

This journal article describes a study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on travel behavior and... full abstract

Cross disability community living, travel, independent living Community participation Journal article

The Importance of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Taking Issue segment appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Journal Psychiatric... full abstract

Psychiatric/Behavioral Psychiatric disabilities, psychiatric rehabilitation, community participation, NIDILRR history Community participation Opinion/letter to the editor

Access limitations and level of psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in a geographically-limited sample of individuals with spinal cord injury

This journal article describes a study to assess changes in access and psychological status... full abstract

Mobility spinal cord injury, Service delivery, access to services Community participation Journal article

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect the provision of transition services in centers for independent living?

This research brief describes the result of a survey of Centers for Independent Living to... full abstract

Cross disability independent living, Centers for Independent Living, Service providers Community participation Report/Research brief

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19

This full issue of Frontline Initiative is dedicated to stories by and for direct support... full abstract

Cross disability direct support professionals, community participation Community participation Report/Research brief

Fear, Isolation, and Invisibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study of Adults with Physical Disabilities in Marginalized Communities in Southeastern Michigan in the United States

This study published in the journal Disabilities examines the initial impact of the COVID-19... full abstract

Cross disability independent living, physical disabilities, Social isolation, interviews Community participation Journal article

Staying Healthy Portfolio in My Life

Cognitopia added a collection of COVID-19 resources to the Staying Healthy portfolio in My Life... full abstract

Cognitive cognitive disabilities, health management, independent living Community participation App/program