MDDC is committed to continuing to support Mainers with developmental disabilities through this unprecedented and stressful time. We will be working to ensure that the systems that care for and protect people with developmental disabilities in the state are communicating with their constituents effectively, working safely to mitigate the spread of the virus, and getting people the support they need.
We have also adjusted our office policies in light of this crisis. Please click here to read about the safeguards we have put in place to protect our employees, Council members, and the public.
Plain Language Guide –
Green Mountain Self-Advocates have written an 8 page booklet to teach you all about the corona virus in plain language: https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf
Our sister agency, Disability Rights Maine, has put together a list of resources specific to the disability community:
Speaking Up For Us (SUFU), our statewide self-advocacy organization, also has a page with resources and information about upcoming phone and video webinars to keep you connected:
The Autism Society of Maine also has a page with resources supporting families, with both information and lots of activities and educational opportunities for kids at home:
This plain language video does a great job of explaining how the virus can be transmitted:
For ongoing updates on COVID-19, go to Maine CDC’s webpage:
Our federal parent organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has a page with a plethora of COVID resources: