APRIL is working on ways we can continue to support our members through this transition period surrounding COVID-19. People with disabilities and those living with the effects of aging are most at risk during this global health pandemic. We are dedicated to finding creative ways to help people stay connected in this new era of social distancing as we all find our way in these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to follow your local, state and CDC recommendations regarding groups and meetings and to monitor the situation which is changing daily. Below is a list of resources and links that may prove useful to you in the weeks that follow. If you have any information to submit to this page, please submit to Mary Willard
The tips, resources, links, examples, questionnaires, and more were provided by The OSU Nisonger Center’s Rehabilitation and Research Training Center’s Disability Experience Expert Panel, Healthy Community Living Partners, Blindness Perspective, Hartgen Consultancy, Sorenson, ILRU, Atlantis, ABLE, SARTAC, Ability 360, GRAIL, SKIL, Access 2 Independence, Tom Olin, Active Re-Entry, Tri-County CIL, and more. Thank you to all who are gathering this information.
How to be an active advocate during these times and resources to assist you with this.
Links and resources to help you keep up with what is happening on the virus and the state of the country and Independent Living.
Resources for Independent Living Programs Working Online
To find resources, ideas, examples and more on how to transition your office to online work remotely. Helpful tips and tools for online platforms and answers to FAQs you may have.
Resources from IL Across the Country
Resources for forms, ideas, links, conversations, and more during COVID-19.
Online Trainings on COVID-19
APRIL has been holding conversations through the Rural Conversation Series and Youth Coordinator Connects on topics that have related to COVID-19.
Creating an Accessible Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities and Older Adults
If you are thinking of hosting or are already a vaccination site, here are some tips and resources on making the vaccination process a more comfortable and accessible experience.