We’ve compiled a list of official and informal resources for news and information on COVID-19, Services, Education, Health Care, Financial Resources, Activities for School Age Children, Support for Families, and Social Outlets. This list is being updated daily.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health (DOH)
Office of the Governor
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Washington State Coronavirus Response
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Green Mountain Self Advocates
Special Olympics International
Videos by California Self-Advocates
For Specific Populations:
Autism Focused Intervention, Resources & Modules
Dementia Action Collaborative
Down Syndrome Resources
Internet and Phone Service Resources
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
(Out of State Resources) California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
[Note: Scroll below to INFORMAL RESOURCES to find a listing of Activities for School Age Children.]
Employment Security Department (ESD)
Internal Revenue Service Newsroom
Washington State Department of Commerce
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.
Economic Services Administration
Did you know? Amazon is accepting EBT cards in select states, including Washington.
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Washington State Healthcare Authority
Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Resources for Individuals Who Test Positive for COVID-19:
Covid-19 Help for Washington
Carina Care Provider Registry
How to Become a DDA Contracted Individual Provider (IP)
For eligible clients of DDA who have identified a potential caregiver, or for individuals who have been asked to provide personal care or respite services by a client of DDA.
[Note: This is a sample list and does not constitute endorsement of businesses offering free resources. There are many more activities and resources available online. Explore on your own and connect with parent and educator groups online for recommendations.]
Many families are just starting to find out that their children will be out of school for the next 4-6 weeks, and are coming to the realization that in order to maintain continuity they will need to implement a structured schedule. This sample schedule has been made free for download to help you create a schedule and activities tailored to your child’s interests and needs.
You might be isolated, but you’re not alone. You are an art maker. Let’s make some together. I’ll see you at 1pm ET weekdays for LUNCH DOODLES and I hope you’ll keep making art even after my visit!
Get daily activities and tips to help kids play and learn at home.
Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
This toolkit includes visual supports for children with autism to use during the COVID-19 school closures. Created by Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership.
Top websites for children with learning disabilities that can be utilized at home and school.
Find support, connection and resources in your community as parent and self-advocacy organizations make the move to create more online support opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For Adults with IDD
Stuck at home? Don’t isolate. Keep that date! Connect virtually with friends and family without the travel or traffic. [Note: This is a sample list and does not constitute endorsement of businesses offering free resources.]
Many disability organizations have formed private and public groups where you chat and connect with others who share similar interests and needs. Some, like People First of Washington, hold watch parties for shared online social time.
This is a great way to visit family members who live in facilities and settings with visitor restrictions. If your family member does not have a cell phone to receive calls, ask their care provider if they can provide a (wiped down/clean) phone for your family member to use.
Make voice calls, send text messages, and even have group video chats from your mobile device or computer without paying a dime.
This video conferencing platform has lifted its paid subscription during the COVID-19 outbreak. Have virtual coffee or lunch with a friend, or a get together with several. It’s easy to set up for anyone with a device that has a camera and internet connection.