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Plain Language COVID-19 Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives a great deal. Information about the virus is not accessible to many people in our community. We need to know about the virus so we can keep ourselves and our communities safe. We’ve made resources about COVID-19 in plain language.

Plain language means that it is easy for many kinds of people to understand. These resources are also available in Spanish.

Our guide, “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to COVID-19” explains what we know about COVID-19. It talks about what we should do during the pandemic. The guide also covers services and unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

This guide was made in partnership with Green Mountain Self Advocates.

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to COVID-19 (Plain Language)
Una Guía de autodefensa contra COVID-19

There are now vaccines for COVID-19. The vaccine will stop people from getting sick with COVID-19. You can learn more about the vaccine in our factsheet. Our factsheet explains how the vaccine will help. It also explains what getting the vaccine will be like. Our factsheet is available in English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

We also made a video that talks about COVID-19. It explains what COVID-19 is, how it changes our world, and how we can stop the spread of the virus. This video is available in English and Spanish. Click below to watch!

These videos were made in partnership with Rooted in Rights.

These resources were made possible thanks to the generous support of several funders, including the WITH Foundation.

We also made a video that talks about the COVID-19 vaccine. It explains how the vaccine will help. It also explains what getting the vaccine will be like. This video is available in English and Spanish. Click below to watch!

These resources were made possible thanks to the generous support of several funders, including the WITH Foundation.

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Vax For All – COVID-19 Vaccine: Autism Resources
Resources for getting your COVID-19 vaccine, including a social story, vaccine checklist, and pre-visit plan

COVID-19 Accessible Resources – Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation
Accessible resources including Braille, screenreader-friendly PDFs, ASL, and Easy to Read information

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to COVID-19 – Green Mountain Self-Advocates
Plain language toolkit in 9 parts covering everything from basic COVID information to working with support staff and getting pandemic benefits

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language – Green Mountain Self-Advocates
4-page resource with basic information about the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for the Developmental Disabilities Community
Fact sheet about the COVID-19 vaccine

“Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine” Social Story
Illustrated social story about getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Infographic about COVID-19 Vaccines
Scrolling infographic about the different COVID-19 vaccines

Myths and Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine – CDC.gov
Explains the truth about vaccine myths

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine – CDC.gov
Provides answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

Easy to Read COVID-19 Safety – CDC.gov
Resources using easy-to-understand words and short sentences about different COVID topics.

“Care for yourself one small way each day” Fact Sheet – CDC.gov
One-page graphic about taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

COVID-19 Information for People with Developmental Disabilities – CDC.gov
Things people with developmental disabilities should know during COVID

“A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is now available” Graphic Novel – CDC.gov
2-page comic about the COVID vaccine

When Can I Receive My COVID-19 Booster Shot? – Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
Information about when you’ll be eligible for a third vaccine dose

Disability Information and Access Line – Administration for Community Living
Information about the DIAL hotline which helps people with disabilities get vaccinated

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