AID in PA is a resource channel for individuals on the spectrum, with intellectual disabilities, and their caregivers/families. The ASERT Collaborative and Health Care Quality Units (HCQU) are collaborating to create resources, videos and other helpful content which will be available daily. Learn more here.
If you plan to vote by absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 general primary, your completed application must be received in the county office by 5pm on May 26th, 2020. Request a mail-in ballot here.
The 2020 Census will determine how much money communities receive for the critical resources that children and families will depend on for the next 10 years! Do your part by completing your 2020 Census form to make sure every person living in your home is counted. Complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. More information is available at 2020census.gov
The Statewide Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Learn more here.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has offered guidance around safeguards against disability discrimination during COVID-19. Learn more here.
ASERT has put together some resources for individuals on the spectrum and their caregivers/families, relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Learn more here.
The Free Library has an amazing online collection. You can listen to music, podcasts, read books, and more
Families CCAN is hosting online cooking sessions via zoom. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 4:30pm. Learn more here.
Special Olympics PA is hosting a daily virtual workout program that athletes, partners and coachers can do together! Learn more here.
Get updates from the Office of Developmental Programs regarding COVID-19 and access to individual, family and provider resources here.
Self-Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) is holding conference calls to share information, resources and provide a forum for people to discuss concerns regarding COVID-19. You can join the calls by computer at https://zoom.us/j/624794330 or by phone: dial (646) 876-9923, then your meeting ID: 624 794 330 #. Learn more about the calls here.
Join families and individuals with disabilities through April to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates from the PA Family Network. Learn more about the series here.
Select Philadelphia Recreation Centers and schools are functioning as meal sites. Only meals will be provided during that time. There will be no structured activities. Learn more here.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Autism Team has created a COVID-19 toolkit to help support individuals on the spectrum through these uncertain times. The toolkit highlights 7 support strategies and gives lots of examples and resources to help caregivers implement these strategies. Learn more here.
This website provides information about communication supports for children and adults with complex communication needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation benefits. Learn more here.
Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) is suspending non-payment terminations and waiving new late payment charges until further notice. Learn more here.
Comcast is taking steps to make it easier for low-income families to connect and access home Internet. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service if they apply by April 30, 2020. Learn more here.
If you’re interested in volunteering to support COVID-19 response efforts, you can find opportunities here.