COVID-19 Resource Archive 2020-2022

The National Center for START Services supports a network of START programs, teams, and communities across the United States. Sharing resources about COVID-19 reflects START’s mission to link systems in an effort to build capacity. This webpage provides information regarding the US outbreak of COVID-19 from multiple validated and diverse resources in one central location. When everyone has access to information, a common understanding is established, offering opportunities for positive outcomes. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Resources

Featured COVID-19 Resource Pages:

Resources to Engage Individuals with IDD in Rapid Response Research

Researchers at Temple University and the University of Florida developed some unique resources through a PCORI award (EAIN-00109) to support the engagement of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in research during public health emergencies. The purpose of this work was to develop the necessary infrastructure needed to engage individuals with IDD in rapid response research through the use of:

  1. accessible remote technologies for communication, training and research engagement;
  2. peer support strategies to uniquely offer guidance during trainings and when navigating research partnerships; and
  3. specialized research training specific to individuals with IDD during public health emergencies. 

All of these resources were developed in collaboration with stakeholders with IDD. These free and easy to access resources can be found at: 

Featured Articles & Resources:

The resources listed below are primarily from the following sources:

CDC Resources

Administration for Community Living

Language Access Resources

Plain Language Information on COVID-19 from the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)

Talking Points - This app can help educators send text messages and communications to students and families in their home languages

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus: ASL and English Resources (American Society for Deaf Children Resources in ASL)

Coronavirus: Multilingual Resources for Schools

US Department of Justice - Effective communication with limited English proficient individuals increases the safety of the entire community, saves lives, and is consistent with your mission and the law. Tips and Tools for Reaching Limited English Proficient Communities in Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Language Assistance Services at the CDC

  • ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-232-4636.
  • 注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-877-696-6775.
  • CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-877-696-6775.
  • 주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다. 1-877-696-6775 번으로 전화해 주십시오.
  • PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad. Tumawag sa 1-877-696-6775.
  • ВНИМАНИЕ: Если вы говорите на русском языке, то вам доступны бесплатные услуги перевода. Звоните 1-877-696-6775.
  • ملحوظة: إذا كنت تتحدث اذكر اللغة، فإن خدمات المساعدة اللغوية تتوافر لك بالمجان. اتصل برقم .1-877-696-6775
  • ATANSYON: Si w pale Kreyòl Ayisyen, gen sèvis èd pou lang ki disponib gratis pou ou. Rele 1-877-696-6775.
  • ATTENTION: Si vous parlez français, des services d’aide linguistique vous sont proposés gratuitement. Appelez le 1-877-696-6775.
  • UWAGA: Jeżeli mówisz po polsku, możesz skorzystać z bezpłatnej pomocy językowej. Zadzwoń pod numer 1-877-696-6775.
  • Se necessita destes serviços, contacte HHS através do número 1-877-696-6775.
  • ATTENZIONE: In caso la lingua parlata sia l’italiano, sono disponibili servizi di assistenza linguistica gratuiti. Chiamare il numero 1-877-696-6775.
  • ACHTUNG: Wenn Sie Deutsch sprechen, stehen Ihnen kostenlos sprachliche Hilfsdienstleistungen zur Verfügung. Rufnummer: 1-877-696-6775.
  • 注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。1-877-696-6775 まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。
  • توجه: اگر به زبان فارسی گفتگو می کنید، تسهیلات زبانی بصورت رایگان برای شما فراهم می باشد. با .1-877-696-6775 تماس بگیرید

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus (in ASL)

Learn more on the CDC website

Resources for Clinicians