[NFBOK-Talk] Fw: Resources from DC

Rhonda Hutson rhondahutson3 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 18:18:51 UTC 2020

From: Tracy Brigham 
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:17 PM
To: JOHN WARDWELL ; Rhonda Hutson 
Cc: Tannica Binder 
Subject: Resources from DC

Good Afternoon,

I want to share additional resources that I have received from communications with our contacts in Washington D. C. 

Please share with the group.

Thank you!



For the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic, including symptoms, how to protect yourself, and travel advisories, visit the CDC's COVID-19 website. Included in this website is CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html


As one of the federal agencies primarily responsible for meeting the needs of Americans with disabilities, theAdministration on Community Living (ACL) has been transmitting resources in to help people with disabilities and their loved ones impacted by this crisis. Specific information for people with disabilities include steps for household planning, limiting the spread of the disease and following guidance from state governments. 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have collected extensive information for beneficiaries. Those resources can be found on their website here: https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.   


The Office for Civil Rights has developed a Coronavirus Fact Sheet and it can be accessed at: Office for Civil Rights Coronavirus Fact Sheet


The State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) which is a partnership of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and the Institute of Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston (ICI) have developed a resource at:http://www.selnhub.org/COVID


The Workforce GPS at the link below has a compilation of sites featuring a collection of federal resources listed below the link.



U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources- The U.S. Department of Labor released resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus. 


Administration for Community Living (ACL) Coronavirus Resources- ACL updated its information resource page addressing the question: What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)? 


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Resources- OSERS posted Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak.


National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) Resources- Stuck at home? Resources compiled by the NIDILRR (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research) community to help people stay engaged, active, and connected to the community. 


U.S. Social Security Administration(SSA)- SSA is posting updates on what the agency is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. A link is included to receive alerts when SSA adds information on this resource page. 



Tracy Brigham, MBS, LPC, Division Administrator

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services 

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired


Toll Free: 800-845-8476 | Ofc: 405-951-3460 | Cell: 580-231-1071 | www.okdrs.gov 


                           Empowering Oklahomans with Disabilities



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