Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for people with disabilities
COVID-19 resources and support for people with disabilities, their families and support teams.
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ASL video: extra precautions for people with disabilities
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) video on extra precautions people with disabilities may need to take to protect themselves from COVID-19 – watch video (YouTube).
COVID-19 visual guide: assessment centre
Visual guide from Autism Nova Scotia on what you should do if you're going to a COVID-19 assessment centre and getting a COVID-19 test – Assessment Centre Guide.
COVID-19 visual guide: do you feel sick?
Visual guide from Autism Nova Scotia on what to do if you feel sick during COVID-19 – Do you feel sick? Guide.
COVID-19 visual guide: mobile testing
Visual guide from Autism Nova Scotia on what you should do if a mobile testing team is coming to your home to give you a COVID-19 test – Mobile Testing Guide.
Family support and respite resources
Programs and events that are fully accessible to youth and adults who have different abilities and challenges.
Respite worker entry screening questions during COVID-19
Use the Respite Worker Entry Screening Questions Checklist (PDF) before allowing anyone to enter your home for in person respite.
Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit
Government of Canada income support if you need to stop work to care for dependants due to closures, high risk and caregiver availability.
One-time payment to persons with disabilities
Government of Canada non-taxable, non-reportable, one-time payment in recognition of the extraordinary expenses incurred by persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health guidance
COVID-19 management in the Disability Support Program
Guidelines to help staff, volunteers, support workers, participants and visitors prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the home and community – Disability Support Program licensed homes: COVID-19 management guidelines (PDF).