Maine Developmental

Disabilities Council

Corona Virus/COVID-19 Information

for People with Disabilities and their Families

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.

Plain language infograph from SDCC (California DD Council) on best practices to prevent the spread of germs

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:

https://drme.org/news/2020/covid-19-resources-for-pwd

 

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:

http://sufumaine.org/blog/2020/03/19/2594/

 

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:

https://www.asmonline.org/News/107/Article/8686/

 

The 5210 Let's Go! Program from Maine Health has put out a list of resources specific to the DD/IDD community for staying healthy and fit during this time of social distancing - click here to see it!

 

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:

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/

 

Our federal parent organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has a page with a plethora of COVID resources:

https://acl.gov/COVID-19


 

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990