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COVID-19 Resources for Hoosiers with Disabilities

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  • Current: COVID-19 Resources for Hoosiers with Disabilities

GCPD wants you to know that the State of Indiana is still open for business. The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services is working to make sure that direct care staff are able to do their jobs and that people have access to the funds necessary to continue providing supports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Health are the two best places to receive updates on COVID-19 and how developments may impact you. We have listed these resources and more below. We will be updating this as new information becomes available.

Indiana-Specific Resources

Federal Resources:

Information and Resources for People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Providers:

Community Support and Self-Advocacy Organizations

Find support, connection and resources in your community as parent and self-advocacy organizations make the move to create more online support opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Informal Resources

Activities for School Aged Childers

[Note: This is a sample list and does not constitute endorsement of businesses offering free resources. There are many more activities and resources available online. Explore on your own and connect with parent and educator groups online for recommendations.]

  • Daily Schedule and Activity Ideas
    Many families are just starting to find out that their children will be out of school for the next 4-6 weeks, and are coming to the realization that in order to maintain continuity they will need to implement a structured schedule. This sample schedule has been made free for download to help you create a schedule and activities tailored to your child’s interests and needs.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
    You might be isolated, but you’re not alone. You are an art maker. Let’s make some together. I’ll see you at 1pm ET weekdays for LUNCH DOODLES and I hope you’ll keep making art even after my visit.
  • PBS Kids
    Get daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home: Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
    Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
  • School Closure Toolkit
    This toolkit includes visual supports for children with autism to use during the COVID-19 school closures. Created by Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership.
  • The Sped Guru: Special Education Websites for Students and Parents
    Top websites for children with learning disabilities that can be utilized at home and school.

Virtual Activities for Young and Old

Virtual School Activities offers a collection of sites to live webcams, virtual tours/trips, and other miscellaneous fun academic sites. Following is a short list of the many resources listed. Check out the website for the full list!