COVID-19 04/15/2020
COVID-19 New/Updated Resources-4/15/2020
Individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities could pose challenges if they require medical attention to include separation from family or support staff. Developed by the parent of a person with DD, the form should be filled out if an individual needs to seek medical care providing information specific to the individual. Each state has its own customized form.

In our week one COVID-19 newsletter we included guidance on ensuring the media is aware of corresponding in line with accessibility and how to properly inform ALL listeners, readers and viewers. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) requires emergency communication to be accessible to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. . During an emergency, press conferences provide critical information to the public. It is important that information is accessible to people with disabilities. The following checklist is a tool to ensure that your press conference is accessible to people with disabilities.

There are four webinars presented by the Assn of University Centers on Disabilities. Topics include Advice for medical providers, Advice from family members and caregivers, and Advice from people with disabilities who are dealing with COVID-19

Specific to the deaf/hard of hearing community in New York, State Senator Mayer is holding a virtual Town Hall Thursday.
Attachments and Resources
Virtual Training/Meetings/Webinars
Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community with NY State Senator Shelley Mayer on Facebook Live:  Facebook.com/ShelleyMayerSD37


Association of University Center on Disabilities COVID-19 Public Health Webinar Series- Click Here





Upcoming Training Information

March 16th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Amherst, NY, Safety Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities and Families
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March 17th & 18th, 2020-CANCELLED
  • Steuben County, NY Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Training Train the Trainer
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March 24th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Amherst, NY, Disability Education& Awareness for Municipalities
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March 25th & 26th, 2020-CANCELLED
  • Seneca County, NY Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Training Train the Trainer
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March 31st, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Amherst, NY, Firefighter/EMS Disability Awareness Training
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March 31st, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Amherst, NY, Safety Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities and Families
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April 22nd & 23rd, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Pennington,South Dakota, 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Disability Awareness Training Train the Trainer
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April 27th & 28th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Lee's Summit,Missouri, Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Train the Trainer
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April 29th & 30th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Lee's Summit,Missouri, 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Disability Awareness Train the Trainer
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April 29th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Lee's Summit,Missouri, Safety Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities and Families
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May 10-13,2020 CANCELLED
  • National ADA Symposium, Kansas City, MO
June 22nd & 23rd, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Pierre, South Dakota, Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Train the Trainer
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June 24th & 25th, 2020-POSTPONED
  • Pierre, South Dakota, 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Disability Awareness Train the Trainer
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October 21 & 22, 2020
  • Rapid City, South Dakota, FF/EMS Train the Trainer
  • More information to come



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