GBAS: COVID-19 Resources

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General Information


Covid-19 Summary

Learn more about COVID-19 by watching this summary from the World Health Organization HERE 


National Disability COVID-19 24/7 Support and Advocacy Hotline: (800) 626-4959

Make Your Own Face Mask

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face-covering in a few easy steps. Find the video here. 

Crisis Counselor Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis (anxious about COVID-19? They will work with you), providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. Go to their website here, or text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor.

Business Relief Financing Options

There is small business relief financing for COVID-19 available. Rapid Finance created this page to help you find information about government financial relief programs, private sources of assistance to your business, and resource guides to help navigate your way through the outbreak.

Personal Financial Resources

Many people are having trouble paying their bills during this crisis. Here is a page that will help lay out your options. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Resource & Information Guide

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 600 state organizations and affiliates across the nation. They have put together this helpful guide for any questions you may have during COVID-19.

Communication Tools

Here is a list of communication and collaboration tools that are better than email!


Adaptive Community Specific Resources


Disability Considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Check out the World Health Organization's statement for the adaptive community regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

Exercise at Home: Options for People with Disability or Chronic Health Conditions | Video from ACSM partner NCHPAD

Here are some tips on how to limber up while staying at home!

Disability Support Services Resources for COVID-19 Online Learning

With the transition to online classes, you might need these support services resources.

U.S. Dept. of Education Q&A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of

respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus named coronavirus disease 2019


Paralympic Games to Have a New Date

The International Paralympic Committee announced the Tokyo Paralympic Games would be pushed back. Find out the new dates here.

ITU Postpones The 2020 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU World Cup and Paratriathlon World Cup

The 2020 ITU Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup and the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup have been postponed. Here are the details.

The 2020 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal and Paratriathlon World Champs, postponed

The 2020 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal and Paratriathlon World have been postponed. Read the official decision here.

COVID-19 response to people with disabilities: Preventing discrimination against people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

Lindsay Lee, a WHO Technical Officer who works on issues related to people with disabilities, was speaking during a Q&A the UN health agency hosted on its Twitter account on Thursday.

Stay At Home Activities

From exercise to art (and lots of things in between!), Special Olympics athletes share fun activities to keep busy and stay connected while indoors.

Remote Communication Options for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Professionals or Students

It is important that educators and IT staff plan for accessibility if the online classes require listening to audio in order to participate.

COVID-19 Sanitation Best Practices

Hand-washing reminders for the blind/visually impaired. 



Disabled Sports’ #AdaptAtHome Live Virtual Programs & Events

Check out the numerous free live and on-demand adaptive exercise and fitness classes to participate in!

ASF TODAY! Web Series

Check out ASF TODAY!’s online/social media video series with a variety of information, activities, and tips to keep ourselves calm, physically fit, informed, healthy and entertained.



Online Learning Materials

Wheelchair Basketball Online Handbook

Ball Handling Online Handbook

Wheelchair Handling Online Handbook

Sport Wheelchair Online Handbook

Ball Handling Online Handbook

Adaptive Lacrosse Guidelines

Discover Accessible Fitness: A Wheelchair User’s Guide for Using Fitness Equipment (NCHPAD)

Disabled Coaching Manual

Adaptive Hockey – Sled, Stand-Up Amputee, Deaf & Special (USA Hockey)

Adaptive Paddling Handbook

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