Community

These resources are all designed for the general community, meaning anyone could benefit from the information! This page provides access for all community resources across all AID in PA projects.

For each project, content is broken down into 3 categories: Quick Bites, Next Steps and Deeper Dive.

Quick Bites: These resources provide a general overview of the topic. If you only have a few minutes to look at information, start with the “quick bites”. This is where you’ll find the most important resources.

Next Steps: If you have more time to spend take the “next step” into these resources where you can find more detailed content on the topic.

Deeper Dive: Looking to know even more? Take a “deep dive” into all of the content that has been developed on the topic to date.

COVID-19 Resources

These resources focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and include information about a wide range of topics including physical health, mental health and wellbeing, accessing services, education during the pandemic, community engagement and more.

 

Quick Bites

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

These resources are designed to help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. There is information on Emergency Use Authorization and social stories on getting the vaccine and what to expect after you receive a vaccine. These resources were developed in collaboration with the PA Department of Health.

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Video: Understanding Quarantine

This video provides information on how, when, and who should quarantine during COVID-19.

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Video: Coping with Coronavirus

This presentation provides information about managing stressful situations, like COVID-19.

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Video: Safety While Completing Errands

This video provides information on safely running errands in the community.

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Video: Creating a Social Bubble

In this video the concept of social bubbles is explained, along with information on how to safely create them to provide social support.

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Next Steps

Video: Bereavement During a Pandemic

This video provides advice on how to manage the grief associated with bereavement during a pandemic. There are two videos included in this resource, one for the general community and one for self-advocates. There is also information on how to best support individuals during this time.

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Video: Anxiety-What you need to know

This video provides information about anxiety, risk factors, signs of anxiety in individuals with ID/A, and ways to manage anxiety.

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Video: Staying Connected While Socially Distancing

This presentation provides tips and suggestions on how to stay connected with others while following stay at home orders.

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Deep Dive

Video: Emotional Pain During a Pandemic

This video is geared toward families and explains emotional pain and how to manage it during a pandemic.

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Video: Telehealth

This presentation provides an overview of telehealth, and important tips on using telehealth to connect with providers.

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Video: Behavioral Presentation of COVID-19

This presentation provides information on signs of COVID-19 to look for in individuals who have limited expressive language.

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Video: Self-Care During Stressful Times

This presentation provides information for support staff on the importance of taking care of themselves while taking care of others during stressful times.

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HEART: Healthy sexuality, Education, Awareness, and Relationship Training Resources

These resources focus on reducing risk for experiencing sexual abuse or assault for individuals with ID/A. Content is broken into three important areas: risk reduction, healthy relationships, and healthy sexuality.

These resources are still in development. Check back often to see when resources are available. Until then, check out these websites:

ASERT: Be Safe Resources

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

RAINN

Emergency Preparedness Resources

These resources focus on how to prepare individuals with ID/A for emergency situations, particularly what to know and do if they need to stay in an emergency shelter. Additional resources focus on providing shelter staff and emergency support workers to effectively support individuals with ID/A.

These resources are still in development. Check back often to see when resources are available. Until then, check out these websites:

ReadyPA.gov

Inclusive Preparedess Resources: Red Cross

Ready.gov

FEMA: Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

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COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Scammers are using the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to create ways to steal money and personal information. This resource provides information about potential scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can protect yourself against them.

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Video: Coping with Coronavirus

This presentation provides information about managing stressful situations, like COVID-19.

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Video: Creating a Social Bubble

In this video the concept of social bubbles is explained, along with information on how to safely create them to provide social support.

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Video: Finding Gratitude

This video provides information about gratitude, and ways to practice it to improve your well being.

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Video: Hand Washing Tips and Tools

These videos provide tips and tools for when and how to properly wash hands.

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Video: If People Don’t Wear Masks

This video provides do's and don'ts if you see someone not wearing a mask while out in public.

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Video: Reopening After COVID-19

This video reviews the Red, Yellow and Green phases of Pennsylvania counties, what to expect in each and how these keep us safe and healthy.

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Video: Safety While Completing Errands

This video provides information on safely running errands in the community.

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Video: Telehealth

This presentation provides an overview of telehealth, and important tips on using telehealth to connect with providers.

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Video: The Importance of Sleep

Watch this webinar to understand the benefits or quality sleep and for tips on getting proper sleep.

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Video: Understanding Quarantine

This video provides information on how, when, and who should quarantine during COVID-19.

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