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

Lessons Learned: ADA Coordinators Talk About COVID

In this archived webinar, ADA coordinators from around the Mid-Atlantic region share lessons... full abstract

Cross disability Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA Community participation Webcast/podcast

An Emergency Direct Care Corps Proposal

This brief proposes ways to strengthen the direct care workforce to reduce the spread of COVID-... full abstract

Cross disability direct support professionals, direct care workforce, Home and Community Based Services Community participation Report/Research brief

People with Disabilities Online Engagement During COVID-19

This article in the Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities examined online... full abstract

Cross disability Internet, online engagement, telehealth Community participation Journal article

“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

The Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19: Low Wages and Racial Disparities

This policy brief summarizes the results of a national survey conducted by RTC-CL of nearly 9,... full abstract

Intellectual/Developmental direct support professionals, intellectual and developmental disabilities, employment, racial disparities Community participation Report/Research brief

FAQS: The ADA, Small Business and Face Mask Policies

The Great Plains ADA Center received many questions regarding face mask policies and the ADA... full abstract

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

National Report: Worker Anxiety, Depression Surging

This brief report presents a 24-month update from a survey of more than 2,600 direct support... full abstract

Intellectual/Developmental direct support professionals, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, surveys Community participation Report/Research brief

Examining the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on community engagement for people with mobility disabilities

This journal article explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for people with mobility... full abstract

Mobility community participation, mobility, surveys Community participation Journal article

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

Societal Participation of People With Traumatic Brain Injury Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A NIDILRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study

This article examined the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on societal participation in people... full abstract

Cognitive traumatic brain injury, community participation Community participation Journal article