COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities


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This page provides links to information that may be helpful to people with developmental disabilities. The links are organized into the following topic areas:

Early Intervention

  • Guidance Docments: Ohio Early Intervention's list of guidance documents for programs, including guidance on issues pertaining to COVID-19.


Family Support

Financial Assistance

  • COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs: The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities provides a list of resources and information that could be beneficial for family members, direct support professionals (DSPs), and agency providers. 
  • COVID-19 - Long-term Symptoms: A video from the U.S. Department of Labor explaining that people experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19 may be entitled to workplace accommodations to help them stay on the job.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID 19 Stimulus Payments and STABLE Accounts: Information provided by the Ohio Treasurer's Office, in collaboration with several Ohio disability-related organizations including the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.
  • Home Relief Grant: Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020. Ohioans will be able to apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency starting November 2, 2020. 
  • Learning Aid Ohio: Learning Aid Ohio aims to provide supplemental learning support for students with IEPs during this unique school year. Starting on November 2, 2020, eligible families can apply for up to $1,500 in grant funding to cover costs of tutoring and other needed supports. 
  • Ohio STABLE Account COVID-19 Update: Details about how you can deposit your stimulus payment by depositing it into your STABLE account to avoid the stimulus check being considered an asset. 

Health Impact - COVID Long-Haulers

Legal Rights and Policy

Mental Health Support

Plain Language Resources

Resource Collections

Service Animals

Special Education

Vaccine Information