Webfinder: People with Disabilities

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Disability.gov is no longer available. Many of these resources, covering benefits, civil rights, community life, education, and employment, are now linked at the U.S. Department of Labor. See also USA.gov: Disability Services [NEW!], Federal ADA and Disability Resources, and Disability Assistance …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Learning Disabilities

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Accessible Educational Materials [UPDATED LINK!] – Resources to help you get started using accessible materials and technologies.

Additude Magazine – Information and practical advice for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. (WebMD LLC; site includes advertisements)

Books for Special Needs Readers – Links to information & resources on books and reading for adults and children with special needs.

Disability Discrimination: Frequently Asked Questions – Explains federal laws Section 504 …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

COVID-19 resources for special needs families & people with disabilities

Links updated December 2021

==> Administration for Community Living COVID-19 Response [NEW!] Up-to-date COVID-19 information & resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities, including links to the latest CDC guidance on vaccination for older adults and people with disabilities, with related info. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

==> ADA, Disability and COVID-19 [NEW!] Up-to-date resources relating to disabilities and COVID-19, including vaccination policies, Long COVID, face mask policies, and more (Southeast ADA Center, Syracuse University)
…CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS POST!

COVID-19 vaccines for those who are homebound

Are you homebound, or do you know someone who is? If you are unable to leave the home to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, or are the healthcare provider or family caregiver of someone who is homebound, you may request an in-home vaccination appointment by completing a form at covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax (English) or covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax-es (Spanish).
==> For assistance completing the form by phone, please call the NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545
==> For more information, see https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/how-can-i-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-if-im-homebound

COVID mask exemption cards are not from the government

There are cards circulating online and on social media that say the holder has a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask, and that it’s illegal for any business to ask them to disclose their condition. Variations of the card include the seal of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), one of the federal agencies responsible for enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The fact is, these cards aren’t issued or endorsed by DOJ, or any other federal agency. DOJ urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these postings, and to visit ADA.gov for ADA information issued by the agency.
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/06/covid-mask-exemption-cards-are-not-government

Videos from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) offers videos on mindfulness meditations, home workouts, and related health & fitness topics for people with disabilities, older adults, and others.
Mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLwMObYmlSHaOVKVVBzFPCZWgpbqy9HCIf
Home Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLwMObYmlSHaPIArTOC4JBZfeuU7LN7KVJ
Inclusive Aging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLwMObYmlSHaOLI-GqbNar9zN__IK8yl64
ALL VIDEO PLAYLISTS: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCPAD/playlists
https://www.nchpad.org/Videos/ncpad