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.

Titlesort ascending Description Disability area Keywords Life area Product type

“Everything is a Mess. I’m Just Trying to Survive It.”: Impacts of COVID-19 on Personal Assistance Services

This article in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved discussed results from... full abstract

Cross disability Personal Assistance Services, worker shortages Community participation Journal article

Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity and Connectedness

This factsheet provides tips and strategies for young people with mental health conditions to... full abstract

Psychiatric/Behavioral telework, remote work, mental health, young adults Work Factsheet/FAQ

Why We Must Continue to Socially Distance

A blog post from staff of the Rocky Mountain ADA Regional Center explaining the benefits of... full abstract

Cross disability Social distancing, public health General Blog post

When Going Digital Becomes a Necessity: Ensuring Older Adults’ Needs for Information, Services, and Social Inclusion During COVID-19

The article in the Journal of Aging examines the immediate need for digital literacy for older... full abstract

Cross disability Older adults, digital literacy, communication, community participation, access to services General Journal article

Virtual Community Life Engagement

This publication applies the Four Guideposts to Community Life Engagement to selecting and... full abstract

Intellectual/Developmental community participation, inclusion, virtual activities, intellectual and developmental disabilities Community participation Guide/guidelines

Vaccine Access for People with Disabilities: Guidance, Funding, Strategies, and Best Practices

In this special ADA National Network webinar, ACL Acting Administrator Alison Barkoff and HHS's... full abstract

Cross disability vaccines, accessibility, guidance, civil rights Health care Webcast/podcast

Use of Telemental Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report highlights current use of telemental health services (mental health services... full abstract

Psychiatric/Behavioral mental health, telemedicine, counseling Health care Report/Research brief

Unfair and Unequal: COVID-19 and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

In this webinar, presenters discussed the impacts of COVID-19 on policy and lived experience of... full abstract

Intellectual/Developmental intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, Home and Community Based Services Community participation Webcast/podcast

Unemployment among people with disabilities during COVID-19 - Temporary Employment May Become Permanent

This research brief explores trends in unemployment for people with disabilities before and... full abstract

Cross disability rural communities, employment, unemployment, recession Work Report/Research brief

Understanding the Home and Community-Based Services COVID-19 Response Proposal

This brief describes bills to increase funding for states’ home and community-based services,... full abstract

Cross disability Home and Community Based Services, HCBS, funding, health care Community participation Report/Research brief