Illinois Department of Public Health – This is the IL
organization charged with leading the COVID-19 response and reporting of
Information from Governor Pritzker’s Office – Official news/information from State of Illinois.
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.
Illinois Department of Public Health Information – About
Illinois Department of Public Health
– Home Checklist for COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources from Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
– The CDC is charged with protecting national health in the United States.
CDC – What To Do If You Are Sick
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.
COVID-19 Information for Individuals and Families from The Shriver Center on Poverty Law
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.
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.
Illinois State Board of Education COVID-19 Resources
– The ISBE is Illinois’ lead education agency.
Coronavirus Information and Resources from Family Voices
– Family Voices is a national organization for families of children with
special health care needs.
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.
National Down Syndrome Society Fact Sheet on Down
Syndrome and COVID-19 – Information specific to individuals with Down
Autism Society of America and COVID-19 – Information
specific to Autism.
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.
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.
Resilience Materials for COVID-19 – from the Ohio Division of Developmental Disabilities
Managing Stress and Coping – COVID 19, from CDC
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse Family
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