Statewide Information Resource & Referral for Advocacy & Service for People with Developmental Disabilities

COVID-19 Resources


Illinois Department of Public Health – This is the IL organization charged with leading the COVID-19 response and reporting of information.

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 COVID-19

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 syndrome.

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 Resources

National Association of School Psychologists – “Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource”

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