COVID-19 Database for People with I/DD, Caregivers, and Staff
During the COVID-19 emergency we want to help you find resources at this challenging time. YAI staff has gathered some important information and resources for families to access which are shared below. You can type in a search or filter by category or age range. For those looking to see newly added resources, they will now show at the top of the list.
For additional information please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182 or email link [at] yai.org
The NYS COVID-19 emotional support helpline is being supported by thousands of Mental Health professionals to support people in New York State experiencing emotional trauma. If you're not feeling ok, call 844.863.9314
Help Now NYC has a list of resources available for those who may be unemployed due to COVID-19 or are seeking additional assistance. In addition, there is guidance on how New Yorkers can help those affected by COVID-19 through volunteering and donation opportunities.
FreshDirect is partnering with local organizations and businesses to give away 2,000 boxes of shelf-stable food daily across the five boroughs through the citywide initiative "Operation 5-Borough Food Drive".
The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD), managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), has developed five strategies and resources to assist people with disabilities in taking steps to maintain financial health.
These Q&A sheets answer many questions about Down syndrome and COVID-19, specifically what may be unique about the virus in people with Down syndrome, how to help prevent the spread of the virus, what some common symptoms are, and what to think about when making decisions.