News/Announcements 

Illinois Department of Public Health – This is the IL organization charged with leading the COVID-19 response and reporting of information.
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/ 

Information from Governor Pritzker’s Office – Official news/information from State of Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) COVID-19 DD Relief Fund – Funding opportunities from ICDD in partnership with The Arc of Illinois https://www.thearcofil.org/illinois-council-on-developmental-disabilities-icdd-funding-opportunities/

General Information on COVID-19 

Illinois Department of Public Health Information on COVID-19 – The Illinois agency charged with protecting public health and sharing information on health-related concerns.
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus

Illinois Department of Public Health Information – About COVID-19
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment

Illinois Department of Public Health – Home Checklist for COVID-19
https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Prevention/Documents/COVID-19_HouseholdChecklist20200309.pdf 

COVID-19 Resources from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – The CDC is charged with protecting national health in the United States.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

CDC – What To Do If You Are Sick
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

COVID-19 Advice for the Public from the World Health Organization (WHO) – WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Families from Shriver Center for Poverty Law
https://www.povertylaw.org/article/covid-19-resources-for-individuals-and-families-in-illinois/

Illinois Developmental Disabilities Services and Supports Information 

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) COVID-19 Information – This is the page on which DHS is posting official memos and information for services/providers.
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=123118

Information for People with Disabilities and Families 

These resources cover a variety of meaningful resources for assistance for an individual/family during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children – COVID-19 Resources and Supports for Families of Children with Special Needs
https://dscc.uic.edu/browse-resources/covid-19-resources-and-supports-for-families/

Illinois DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Home Services Program Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=123225&fbclid=IwAR02AX7diAfDvz83i16dVKWvCtPDIIH1E78MehgWb3KrU7UWXGnSga9h-7c

Illinois State Board of Education COVID-19 Resources – The ISBE is Illinois’ lead education agency.
https://www.isbe.net/covid19

Coronavirus Information and Resources from Family Voices – Family Voices is a national organization for families of children with special health care needs.
https://familyvoices.org/coronavirus/

Access Living COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community – Chicago’s Center for Independent Living has gathered a lengthy list of resources for assistance for people with disabilities.
https://www.accessliving.org/our-services/covid-19-resources-for-the-disability-community/

National Down Syndrome Society Fact Sheet on Down Syndrome and COVID-19 – Information specific to individuals with Down syndrome.
https://www.ndss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus_Fact_Sheet_-1.pdf 

Autism Society of America and COVID-19 – Information specific to Autism.
https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/ 

Information on COVID-19 designed for individuals with i/dd from Green Mountain Self-Advocacy Group – A visual guide designed for, and by, people with i/dd.
https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf

Program Closure Activity Boards – from Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Unite (IPADD) – IPADD is an online group for parents of adults with dd in Illinois.
http://www.illinoislifespan.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Program-Closure-Activity-Boards-IPADD-3.pdf

Resilience Materials for COVID-19 – from the Ohio Division of Developmental Disabilities
https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/about-us/resources/resource-resilience-for-covid-19?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b1c754e3-6f83-4b6e-9cfe-f5073739f71e

Managing Stress and Coping – COVID 19, from CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Family Resources
https://eiclearinghouse.org/ 

National Association of School Psychologists – “Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource” https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource