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- NCIL Environmental Health Barriers Toolkit
- Greater Washington Internship Coalition
- Resources for Youth Transition Coordinators at Centers for Independent Living
- ABILITY Magazine
- Access Board
- ADA National Network
- Administration for Community Living (ACL)
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Amputee Coalition
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- American Bar Association: Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
- American Council for the Blind
- disabledperson.com (job board)
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
- Easter Seals
- Hearing Loss Association of America
- Learning Disability Association
- MEO: My Employment Options
- National Association of the Deaf
- National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
- National Brain Injury Association
- National Council on Disability
- National Federation of the Blind
- National Library Service for “the Blind and Physically Handicapped”
- National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- National Organization on Disability
- Not Dead Yet
- Nursing Home Abuse Guide
- Nursing Home Abuse Center
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services
- Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
- Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL)
- Social Security Administration
- Tax Prep Help – Free IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
- Tax Tips for People Considered Legally Disabled
- United Cerebral Palsy
- US Administration for Community Living
- US Department of Labor
- US Department of Transportation
- UsedHME.com: a free listing service for Home Medical Equipment
- World Institute on Disability
- We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project
- Meet InclusionHub, the Digital Inclusion Database
- New: NCIL’s Resources for Youth Transition Coordinators at Centers for Independent Living!
- AAPD Disability Mentoring Day
- Business Leadership Network
- CAST Center for Applied Special Technology
- First Lego League
- HSC Foundation and its Youth Transition Initiative
- Kids As Self-Advocates (KASA)
- Mentoring Center
- National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
- National Disabled Students Union
- National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
- National Training Institute for Community Youth Work
- PACER Center
- Partners for Youth with Disabilities
- Youth Service America
- Paralyzed Veterans of America
- Disabled American Veterans
- Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans (JOFDAV)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Alliance for Retired Americans
- Families USA
- American Society on Aging
- National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- National Council on Aging
- State and Area Agencies on Aging
- Parenting with a Mental Illness: Programs and Resources Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive resource to help parents, providers, and advocates find information about programs in their area.
- New Resource: CILs and Parenting with a Disability
- Through the Looking Glass
Housing for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
The State of Housing in the First State 2019
Permanent Supportive Housing
Obtaining Housing After Incarceration
Housing Alliance Delaware
Ending Homelessness in Delaware
Delaware Housing Search
NAMI Secure Housing
- S. Census Housing Stock
HUD Housing Data
Disability Statics, Cornell
Help With Home Repairs
USDA Rural Development 504 Loan
Neighborhood House, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Community Services Home Repair
City of Newark, Planning Department, Home Improvement Loan Programs
HUD Apartment Search and Section 8 Voucher Program
HUD Home Repairs Program
Newark Senior Center Home Repair Program
Security Deposit and Utility Assistance
Catholic Charities Basic Needs Assistance Programs
First State Community Action
Lutheran Community Services
West End Neighborhood House
St. Vincent De Paul
Whatcoat Emergency Services
Sojourners Place Re-Entry/Residential
Project New Start
Delaware Re-Entry Consortium
Community Reintegration Services Program
First State Community Action
Christopher Reeve Foundation
Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware
AVAILABLE COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Updated (August 2020)
These resources were compiled to make your daily life less stressful and safer. This list does NOT represent an endorsement and is NOT meant to be comprehensive. Please call the business to make sure that their policies/hours have not changed! And above all, stay safe!
STATE OF DELAWARE CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE: 866-408-1899 or 211
New information about Delaware’s Re-Openings: Governor@delaware.gov
Shoprite on 202 (302-477-3270): Curbside pickup is available by ordering through http://www.shoprite.com MAKE SURE YOU INDICATE THAT YOUR STORE IS THE ONE AT BRANDYWINE COMMONS. Park in one of the Shop at Home spaces located near the front of the store and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car. Hint: Put your name on a sign so they can recognize you!
Shoprite in Newport (302-999-1227) or Walnut Street (302-225-6900): order online and pick-up curbside by parking in the Shop at Home spaces and call the phone number on the sign for delivery to your car.
Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market (610-485-0775): curbside pickup available by certain vendors, such as Petersham Produce (610-485-7746); B & C Nut was selling 2-ply face masks (610-494-0342).
Highland Orchards (302-478-0402) order online at http://www.HighlandOrchardsFarmMarket.com and pickup curbside (15% gratuity added to your order). Call 302-635-0124 when you get to the lot and they will place your order in your trunk. Displaying a sign with your name is helpful.
Marini Produce (302-475-5754): order online and either pickup curbside or get it delivered with a $25 minimum purchase and a $5 delivery charge within an 8-mile radius.
Ramsey’s Farm, 500 Ramsey Rd (302- 477-1499): Now open weekends, but call to check times as they keep changing their hours! Friday from 1-4 and weekends from 9 am- 4 pm; limited produce availability (corn, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cucumbers). Bring your own bags!
Janssen’s (302-654-9941, ext. 3): call-in orders for curbside pickup.
Target (302-478-2500): curbside for non-perishables, but call for further information.
Kreston Liquors (302-652-3792): order online at http://www.KrestonWines.com or via phone for curbside. They only accept the credit card at curbside!
Produce Junction (610-497-3075): Call to order for curbside pickup
SENIOR MEALS IN NORTH WILMINGTON: Siegel JCC
Subsidized lunches are available Monday through Friday for Seniors with home delivery via JFS volunteers to 19703, 19802, 19803, 19806 and 19810 zip codes; call: Amie Baker at 302-757-0395 or email: ABaker@jfs.org for more information. Menus can be found on the JCC website https://www.siegeljcc.org/main/virtual-jcc/; orders must be submitted by the previous Friday. Cost is $3.35 per meal and should be left in an envelope outside your door.
Concord Pharmacy (302-478-1212): free delivery and has COVID supplies including face masks.
CVS on Concord Pike (302-478-1510 for pharmacy) has a drive-through window where prescriptions and other items can be picked up. CVS also offers free delivery to your home with a prescription refill. They will only deliver non-perishables.
Rite Aid-Senior Hours-9 am-10 am daily
Walgreen’s on Naamans Road (302-246-1933): can order online or via phone and pickup at the drive-through window.
Walgreen’s on Concord Pike (Talleyville) (302-478-4335): Call and ask for front end and place your order. Grocery/sundry pick-ups are in front AFTER calling to say you are there. There is a drive-through window for medicines only!
US Postal Service: Sign up for a free account on http://www.usps.com. You can then schedule a home pickup, order stamps, or order free shipping supplies including “no weigh” Priority mail boxes all online! Priority mail take 3-4 days to be delivered.
Greeting Cards: Order online at hallmark.com and you can pick up your cards at the Friendly Gift Shop or any Matthew’s Hallmark Shop; curbside pickup available at Friendly Gift Shop (302-475-6560)
Action Hardware in Branmar Plaza (302-475-5811): call to order
Fairfax Hardware on Rt. 202 (302-656-2139): call to order
Lowes on Naamans Road (302-479-7799) and Home Depot, Miller Road (302-762-3501) and Naamans Road (302-791-0200): order on-line for curbside pickup.
Staples on Rt. 202 (302-477-1162): you must go in the store to provide your credit card! Better to order online at staples.com for shipping to your address.
SENIOR/VULNERABLE INDIVIDUAL SHOPPING HOURS: USUALLY THE FIRST HOUR OF BUSINESS OPENING- PLEASE RECHECK AS SOME STORES ARE NOW OPENING EARLIER!
Aldi’s-Tuesdays and Thursdays-8:30 am-9:30 am-Brookhaven, PA store-1-855-955-2534 and Kirkwood Hwy Store-610-450-4250
Acme Supermarkets: 7-9 am
Costco: Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am-10 am
CVS: 9-10 am on Wednesday
Dollar Tree-first hour each day-8 am-9 am
Giant: 6 -7 am
Shoprite: 6 -7 am
Sprouts: 7-8 am-302-467-2344
Staples: 8-9 am on Monday and Friday
Rite Aide: 9-10 am
Trader Joe’s: 8-9 am-302-478-8494
Walgreen’s: 8-9 am on Tuesday
Wegman’s: 7-8 am on Tuesday-1-484-785-9900
Whole Foods: 7-8 am-1-610-358-1133
LARGE STORES/MALLS: Curbside (Order online and pickup at store) and Senior Hours
Best Buy-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Barnes & Noble-Monday from 9-10 am
Bed, Bath & Beyond-Tuesday and Wednesday-9-10 am
Boscov’s-Monday from 11 am-noon
Christiana Mall- several stores are offering curbside pick- go to christianamall.com to find out
Christmas Trees Shop-9-10 am
Kohl’s-Wednesday from 10-11 am
Macy’s-Curbside from 11- 7 pm
Marshall’s, TJ MAXX and Homegoods-Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 am-
REI- Tuesday and Thursday- 9-10 am (one hour before store opening)- Curbside from 10 am-6 pm- 302-369-1938
Target-Tuesday and Wednesday from 8-9 am
Talbot’s-Personal shopping appointments available
ICE CREAM STORES:
Friendly’s: call 302-478-4975 for curbside
Rita’s: Order at the window-Silverside location (302-477-1572) has an order window and a separate receive order window
Sweet Lucy’s: Order at the drive thru window in the back-optional to call ahead to order: 302-477-0777
Yummi Berri: Wear a mask and enter store and tell worker what you would like to order-302-478-0200
Free Errand Service for seniors 60 and over who cannot leave their homes. Examples of services provided include: pick-up of prescriptions and groceries, post office trips, etc. Offered by the Delaware Division of Aging & Disabilities; call Easter Seals at 302-324-4444 for more information.
Wingmom Errand Service (302-268-6432): $30 to shop at one supermarket, plus tip.
Peapod, Instacart, and Shipt are also available delivery options.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Dial 211: for general information
Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (800-223-9074): resource referrals for seniors and individuals with disabilities or to report senior abuse.
JFS on Call (302-781-4537): Free emotional support hotline. Monday-Friday: 9am-9 pm
JFS Counseling (302-478-9411): Telehealth behavioral health services
Crisis Intervention Services (201- 577-2484 or 800-652-2929): 24/7 availability, Can help with mental health issues.
Contact Lifeline: (800-262-9800): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, discussion of daily struggles etc.
Delaware Hope Line (833-946-7333): 24/7 availability. Can help with information and referral, crisis assistance and discussion of daily struggles, etc.
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Behavioral Health Website: http://www.Helpisherede.com
Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 Via Text: Text DEHOPE to 55753
Exercise Options: Online! Always consult with your doctor before you undertake a new exercise program!
https://www.nia.nih.gov- fitness goals and a wealth of information about exercise
Many options are only available via Facebook!
Dance Fitness with Troy: Zumba toning
Inspiring Fitness by Tara: geared to seniors
Siegel JCC: has many online exercise classes
YMCA of DE: has many online exercise classes
Walk at Home by Leslie Sansone
The Fitmother Project (includes ab exercises): Example: 5 ab exercises for women over 50
Delaware library resources- lib.de.us-Virtual programming etc.
AARP in DE: Free virtual exercise classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays- registration required!
July 21, 2020 – August 20, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Please register online at: bit.ly/GetFitJuly30
AARP.org: search for exercise videos
NCOA.org: search for exercise
NIA.NIH.gov (National Institute of Aging):
— Balance Exercises for Older Adults
— Exercises for Older Adults
— Strength Building Exercises for Older Adults
— Stretching Exercises for Older Adults
Dept of Health and Social Services is doing at home vaccines for people with disabilities.
InsureKidsNow : Find a Dentist (then select the state of Delaware)
Saint Francis Healthcare: To learn how LIFE is keeping seniors safe at home, see our youtube video
DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES: DHSS Medicaid and Medical Assistance
DHSS News (Sept. 29, 2020) – Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1
The Community Resource Finder (made available by the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP) : www.communityresourcefinder.org
ALZ Connected : www.alzconnected.org Also, a 24/7 hotline is 1-800-272-3900 for those Caregivers who may need help.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Flu Vaccinations Awareness Campaign
Need Support Now?
Adult Crisis Hotline:
1-800-652-2929 (Northern DE)
1-800-345-6785 (Southern DE)
Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-969-HELP (4357)
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.
5235 W. Woodmill Drive, #46, #47 and #48
Wilmington, DE 19808
Services: Provides addiction practice and multi-specialty mental health offers a spectrum of outpatient services at all ages through professional trainers, graduate-level counselors, licensed clinical social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists. Fees: Sliding scale, vary by service. Available for parenting lessons. Most insurance are accepted. Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wilmington Catholic Charities Intensive Community based Services for Children
2601 West 4th Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
Provides community-based mental health services to children and youth up to age 17. Services include individual and group therapy for children, family therapy and parent group treatment, assessment, psychiatric and community consultation, transportation, interagency collaboration, case management, treatment, transition, and discharge planning in conjunction with the Division of Child Mental Health. Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (other times by appointment).
Crossroads of Delaware
109 W. 7th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Services: The outpatient treatment program for drug abuse. Offers a full-day program for adolescents, intensive outpatient services, developmental services, and specialized groups. They also offer intensive outpatient and outpatient care for adults. Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Delaware Psychiatric Center (Dsamh, Dhss)
1901 N. Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
Services: Offers in-patient services with intensive psychiatric treatment for people with mental disorders. Referral process: Voluntary admission through the individual’s doctor; Involuntary admission through civil commitment procedure, with medical certificate; 24-hour emergency commitment for people who are a “danger to themselves or others”; Judicial commitment; Compact Interstate Transfer. Hours of Operation: 24 hours. Eligibility: Civil adults or criminally referred to psychiatric hospitalization. Fees: Sliding scale basis.
2700 N. Washington Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
The 1212 Corporation is a non-profit organization that provides one or more centers in the Wilmington, DE area to counsel alcoholics and drug addicts who seek help. The focus is on the rehabilitation and rehabilitation of alcoholics and drug addicts, providing additional rehabilitation programs and safe havens for convalescents. No charge for support services; monthly membership fee of $12.00. Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.,
Division Of Prevention And Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS)
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
The Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS) provides effective prevention and treatment services for children through collaboration with families and service partners. Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Crisis Services available 24 hours a day.
Disabled American Veterans
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
Provides the following services: represents veterans and their families who are seeking benefits through the Veterans Administration; provides counseling and referral, including referral to appropriate medical treatment; reviews V.A. files; offers life enrichment, recreation, rehabilitation and remediation of physical disabilities; provides free transportation to the V.A. Hospital for medical care. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Eligibility: All veterans and their families.
Jewish Family Service Of Delaware
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Counseling: Serving children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Services include 1) out-patient mental health services, 2) psychiatric assessments, 3) medication evaluations, and 4) support services for Asperger’s Syndrome. Care Management: Serving older adults in their own homes or in-office. Services include: 1) information and referral, 2) assessments of need and monitoring of in-home services, 3) options counseling, 4) discharge planning, and 5) housekeeping services. Youth Development: Job development through the utilization of digital equipment for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated youth. Special Programs: Healing Hearts: Co-parenting educational program for divorcing and separated parents (Certified by Family Court); GEM (Growth Education Mental Fitness): social and educational programs for adults 50+; and Volunteer Network: provides opportunities for volunteering.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Fees: Sliding scale fee.
Most insurances accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
COVID-19 & State Policies, including Medicaid
Office of the Governor – Delaware: COVID-19 Vaccine Digital Toolkit – Dropbox (updated 02/04/21)
Office of the Governor – Delaware: Vaccine – Waitlist will open to all Delawareans aged 16 and older (updated 03/30/21)
Office of the Governor – Delaware: Latest updates to the vaccination plan (updated 03/16/21)
Delaware.gov: COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Persons With Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs (updated 04/26/21)
Delaware.gov: Covid-19 Vaccine (updated 03/18/21)
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc: Covid-19 Vaccine Information (updated 07/05/21)
EEOC: EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Technical Assistance on Vaccines (06/01/21)
CDC: Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People (updated 03/11/21)
CDC: When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated (updated 03/11/21)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Toolkit (updated 06/15/21)
HHS: COVID-19 Portal – Resources, Reports, and Graphics (updated 03/16/21)
CDC: Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (updated 12/13/20)
ACL: ACL’s COVID-19 Resources: Vaccine updates and more (updated – 06/23/21)
ACL: COVID-19 RESOURCES (04/16/21)
ACL: COVID-19 Webinars and Teleconferences (04/16/21)
The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech: COVID-19 Accessible Resources for People with Disabilities Microsite (posted 02/22/21)
CDC: CDC Covid-19 ASL Youtube Playlist (posted 04/06/21)
(05/10/21) Emergency Broadband Benefit – Enrollment for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (“EBB”), a program by the FCC, begins Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The EBB program is to help eligible families afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a discount of up to $50 / month toward broadband service and a one-time discount of up to $100 to be used for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Flyer and brochure are below. For more info: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit and https://getemergencybroadband.org/.
WHO Media Press Release: World’s largest youth organizations, representing 250 million members, and WHO launch global mobilization to respond to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people (updated 12/14/20)
The Association of University Centers on Disability: Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution considerations for the disability community (updated 11/28/20)
CMS: Medicaid Telehealth
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Emergency Authority Tracker
Kaiser Family Foundation: How Can Medicaid Enhance State Capacity to Respond to COVID-19?
National Academy for State Health Policy: States Use Federal Waivers to Expand Health Care Resources to Confront COVID-19
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services: List of Resources (includes State Specific Info)
National Health Law Program: Overview of the Medicaid-Related Provisions of the Coronavirus Response Packages
National Health Law Program: COVID-19 Changes to HCBS Using Appendix K: Approval Trends
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – www.RWJF.org
DHDD Resources (05/08/21):
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Administration for Community Living (ACL)
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
- COVID-19 National Summary – VA Access to Care
- Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) – VA Caregiver Support
- Home Based Primary Care – Geriatrics and Extended Care (va.gov)
- Press Release – SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Press Release – COVID-19 Community Corps Program U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Launches Nationwide Network of Trusted Voices to Encourage Vaccination in Next Phase of COVID-19 Public Education Campaign | HHS.gov
- Press Release – New Legal Guidance and Resources to Ensure — and Expand — Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities and Older Adults | HHS.gov
- Press Release – HHS to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities | HHS.gov
- Disability Access in Vaccine Distribution (hhs.gov)
- Guidance on Federal Legal Standards Prohibiting Disability Discrimination in COVID-19 Vaccination Programs (hhs.gov)
CDC Updated Information (02/23/21) and New Resources:
- Resources Page
- Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents
- Ship Crew Well-Being During COVID-19
- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country
- Escalated to Level 4: Guernsey
- Escalated to Level 3: Benin, Thailand
- Escalated to Level 2: Falkland Islands
- De-escalated to Level 3: Nepal and Chad
- De-escalated to Level 1: Northern Mariana Islands
- US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants
- B.1.1.7 reported U.S. cases – 1661
- B.1.351 reported U.S. cases – 22
- P.1 reported U.S. cases – 5
- Staffing Resources
- 594 CDC staff are currently deployed to state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies
- Contact Tracing Resources for Health Departments
- Communication Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines
- COVID-19 Source Investigation
- COVID-19 Vaccination
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- List of COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities
- What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
- Guidance for COVID-19
- Percent of Delivered First Vaccine Doses Administered by U.S. States and Territories
- The majority of U.S. states and territories have administered at or above 90% of their first vaccine doses delivered.
- Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States
- eCR Now: COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting for Healthcare Providers
- Test for Current Infection
- Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States
State and local public health authorities are on the front lines of the response to COVID-19 and often have the most up-to-date and detailed information on cases in their jurisdictions. State and local public health officials are the experts best positioned to inform your constituents about the COVID-19 response in your state or locality.
- CDC COVID Data Tracker
- CDC Funding Information
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Different COVID-19 Vaccines
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- Ensuring the Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
- How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
- Vaccine Information for Healthcare Professionals
- 8 Things to Know about Vaccine Planning
- COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started
- COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started
- Information on Variant Strains of COVID-19
- Travel Information:
- Provider Resources
- Information for Health care professionals, health departments, and laboratories
- School and Child Care Resources
- Resources for Families
- COVID-19 and Health Equity
- Mental Health Resources
- Other Useful Information:
WHAT IS MEDICAID FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES?: Workers With Disabilities Programs Brochure (pdf – 2 pages)
Independent Living Organizations
ADA.gov: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws (updated 07/01/21)
IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living – Updated Alphabet Soup: Independent Living Acronym Publication: Alphabet Soup: Independent Living Acronyms (updated 05/18/21)
UNITED STATES ACCESS BOARD
“Advancing Full Access and Inclusion for All”
Hearing Loss Association of America – Delaware Chapters: Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (updated 03/23/21)
Hearing Loss Association of America – Delaware Chapters: Delaware Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect (on Facebook) (updated 03/23/21)
WeWALK App for the Visually Impaired: It isn’t just meant to be a smart cane, it’s meant to be connected with transport networks and autonomous vehicles.
Be My Eyes App for the Visually Impaired: This app is helping to change the lives of the visually impaired for the better
New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative Tip Sheet: Providing Access through Sign Language & Text for Low Vision & Tactile Communicators During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Green Mountain Self Advocates: Plain Language Fact Sheet on COVID-19
Rocky Mountain ADA Center: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws and Contact Information in the United States
UNC Child Development Institute: Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times
Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions for COVID-19
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
Spina Bifida Association: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People with Spina Bifida Need to Know
COVID-19 Disability Form(to be completed by or for an individual with intellectual disabilities or communication difficulties)
Use Google Live Transcribe through a mobile phone. Check to see if a person has a mobile phone. If yes, is it okay with the person to use text messages?
If a person(s) prefers to have a live sign language interpreter(s)
Text to 911 Video
Americans with Disabilities Act
Olmstead Supreme Court Decision
The Rehabilitation Act – Accessibility Online
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Financial and Domestic Abuse Victims Resources
HHS Office for Civil Rights Bulletin: Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 28, 2020)
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund: Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19 (English/Spanish)
Disability Rights Education Defense Fund: Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19 (English/Chinese)
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program: Complaint with HHS Office for Civil Rights (March 24, 2020)
Center for Health Care Strategies: Stemming the Risk of Disability Bias During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Law Journal Article by Samuel R. Bagenstos: “May Hospitals Withhold Ventilators from COVID-19 Patients with Pre-Existing Disabilities?”
International Disability Alliance: 10 Recommendations toward a Disability-Inclusive COVID19 Response
Library of Congress
Social Security Administration “Apply for SSI” Online Tool: Inform Social Security Administration you want to apply for SSI and other benefits or help someone else to do so.
Social Security Administration Covid-19 page: Am I eligible for an in-person appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Oct 27, 2020)
Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
Centers for Disease Control: ASL Videos on COVID-19
Administration for Community Living (ACL): COVID-19 Webpage
ACL: Q&A for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions
National Institutes of Health
IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
The U.S. Access Board – www.access-board.gov
U.S. Department of Labor – https://www.dol.gov/
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – https://www.dhs.gov/
Office of Disability Integration & Coordination – https://www.ODIC.gov
U.S. Government Accountability Office – https://www.gao.gov
Disability Specific Organizations
Autism Delaware – http://delautism.org/
Delaware Disabilities Law Program – http://www.declasi.org/disabilities-law-program/
Disability Resources, Delaware – http://www.disabilityresources.org/DELAWARE.html
The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware – http://dsadelaware.org/
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – http://www.lls.org/
The Mental Health Association in Delaware – http://www.mhainde.org/wp/
The National Alliance for the Mentally Illness in Delaware (NAMI) – http://www.namidelaware.org/
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society –https://www.nationalmssociety.org
Brain Injury Association of Delaware – www.BIAD.org
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware – www.efde.org
United Cerebral Palsy – www.ucp.org
Sexual Assault Network of Delaware – SAND@contactlifeline.org
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center –https://www.adainfo.org/
Pacific ADA Center – www.adapacific.org
National Disability Rights Network – www.NDRN.org
Delaware General Assembly – https://delaware.gov/
Delaware Attorney General – http://legis.delaware.gov
Delaware Health and Social Services – Guide to Services – For Older Delawareans and Persons with Disabilities (PDF doc, 126 pages)
Delaware Health and Social Services – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov
The State Council For Persons with Disabilities – https://www.scpd.delaware.gov
GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL
FOR EXCEPTIONAL CITIZENS
Delaware Family Court COVID-19 Information (Updated 8/20/20)
Delaware Insurance Department – https://insurance.delaware.gov/
Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles – https://www.dmv.de.gov
Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs – https://veteransaffairs.delaware.gov/
DART First State (DART) – https://www.dartfirststate.com/
Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health – http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – https://dvr.gov
DVR Services: Read about Services offered Here
DVR Referral Form– This could be useful for you, if you are interested in obtaining employment and require DVR services.
Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired – https://delaware.gov/
The Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council – https://www.ddc.delaware.gov/
ADA Home Page – www.ada.gov
National Council on Disability –https://www.NCD.gov
Alzheimer’s Association – https://alz.org/
Center for Public Representation – https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/
The Forum: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – https://www.HHS.gov
U.S. Department of Justice
White House –https://www.whitehouse.gov/
US House of Representatives –https://www.house.gov/
US.Senate – https://www.senate.gov/
Health Care –https://www.healthcare.gov/
Ticket to Work – https://yourtickettowork.ssa.gov/