COVID-19 Updates and Resources

The health and wellness of our staff, partners, and the individuals we serve is our number one priority. As this rapidly changing situation develops, we encourage you to check this page frequently for updates, important information, and resources. Please know that our staff and the IOD’s various grants and programs continue to operate and can be reached by email. Faculty and staff contact information can be found on our Faculty and Staff page.  For general inquiries, please feel free to call 603-862-4320 or email contact.iod@unh.edu. You can also contact us through our website at iod.unh.edu/contact. We appreciate your patience as we adjust to new ways of advancing our mission of promoting full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all.

IOD Operations & Updates

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice, all IOD activities will be conducted remotely, and all IOD offices, including our on-campus offices at West Edge and Pettee Hall as well as our Concord office on Regional Drive will be closed to the public. We take these measures out of an abundance of caution, to protect all associated with our organization from unnecessary risk, and to ensure we are doing the most we can to reduce the broader spread of this virus to our communities. IOD Leadership will continue to assess the situation to establish policies, systems, and solutions that will allow the IOD to continue to operate while supporting the health and well-being of our community.

To mitigate the potential impact on the health and wellness of our community, many IOD events are being canceled, postponed, or held online. Please note that events may change as the disease spreads, so please regularly check our events calendar for event-specific updates.

IOD Events Calendar

Resources & Guidance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Website

CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC’s official COVID-19 website to learn more about symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you think you may be infected. Visit Website

Center for Start Services COVID-19 Resource Page

The Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED is a national initiative that works to strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs in the community. Visit Website

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resources 

Access the most up to date information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Hampshire. Visit Website

 

AT3 Center Blog

Assistive Technology news and resources for and from State and Territory Assistive Technology Programs and their community partners. Visit WEBSite

ATIA Learning Center

user-friendly source of high-quality education, presented by leading AT professionals and designed for educators, consultants, and service professionals working at the local, state and national levels in government and private organizations.  Visit WEBSite

Remote Learning Resources

CAST has remote learning resources that are designed to make remote learning universal, accessible, and inclusive.  VISIT WEBSITE

Behavioral Health Guidelines from New Hampshire DHHS

Includes helpful information and resources for mental health and self-care, as well as information related to first responders, parents and caregivers, and people in recovery.  Visit Website

Center for Start Services COVID-19 Resource Page

The Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability/UCED is a national initiative that works to strengthen efficiencies and service outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs in the community. VISIT WEBSITE

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Teachers, Students & Families

Teachers across the country are working hard to translate their effective practices to work in remote learning spaces. Students are learning how to connect with each other from a distance. Families are doing their best to navigate the new normal in their homes. The Center on PBIS has resources available to help guide the work you do around student behavior during these uncertain times. Visit Website

Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources

The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. Mental Health America has a range of resources and information to aid the mental wellbeing of individuals and communities during this time. Visit Website

Worker Safety & Health Resources

NH Occupational Health Resources has resources for businesses and workers providing essential services to residents during COVID-19.  Visit WEBSite 

New England Regional Genetics Network COVID-19 Resources

Information for families and health care providers related to COVID-19 including, genetic clinics, telehealth guidance, policies, and funding information. Visit WEBSite

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment

CDC’s optimization strategies for PPE offer options for use when PPE supplies are stressed, running low, or absent. They also offer a burn rate calculator to help providers plan and optimize available equipment. Visit WEBSite

Información de COVID-19 Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades

Información de COVID-19 Por y Para Personas con Discapacidades View PDF

Multilingual Resources for Schools

Information for schools and districts to ensure that ELLs and their families are included in all communications and plans. Visit Website

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 

Plain Language COVID-19 resource from the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC). VIEW PDF

Talking Points

Allows teachers and individuals to interact with others through an app regardless of language. TalkingPoints is offering free access to education resources during this global crisis.  VISIT WEBSITE

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: ASL and English Resources

Videos, tools, brochures, and information about the Coronavirus in ASL from the American Society for Deaf Children. VISIT WEBSITE

CDC Guidance for People with Disabilities

Guidance for older adults and people with disabilities related to COVID-19 including useful tools to help navigate and plan, multilingual resources, and finding services. VISIT WEBSITE

The Arc

The Arc has resources to help people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, and service providers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. VISIT WEBSITE

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Guidance for older adults and people with disabilities related to COVID-19 including useful tools to help navigate and plan, multilingual resources, and finding services. VISIT SITE

Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019

Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children from the CDC. Visit WEBSite

Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children and Families Cope

NCPMI has resources to support families in helping young children cope with the challenges that might occur during stressful emergency or disaster situations. This website will be updated as we obtain more resources. Visit WEBSite

NDSC Down syndrome Programs & Resources

The National Sown Syndrom Congress  (NDSC) has gathered and vetted many sources and resources to help families, and professionals who serve them support children with Down syndrome during COVID-19. Resources include fun activities, online learning, medical resources, and practical guides. Visit WEBSite

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has curated resources to help teachers and families guide and support positive student behavior. Visit WEBSite