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COVID Archived Webinars and Videos:

Webinar - The Impact of the COVID pandemic on Social Security benefits for persons with IDD, hosted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - View Recording | Slides

Informative Video - Understanding COVID-19 Vaccinations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) - Recorded January 15, 2021 - View Video

Webinar - COVID-19 Vaccinations for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in New Jersey - Recorded live on January 11, 2021 - View Recording

Webinar - Up-to-Date Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine - Recorded live on January 6, 2021, speaker Leone Murphy - View Recording

COVID Updates & Information:

RECENT COVID UPDATE Jan 2022: Hospital visitation allowed for persons with IDD

STAY INFORMED: Rapid Surge of COVID Cases in New Jersey

New Jersey's Plan to Rollout the COVID-19 Vaccine - Read full article

COVID-19 Flowchart - What to do if you've been exposed to the virus, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with IDD - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launches a toolkit with information developed to help parents and other caregivers discuss COVID-19 with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Posted Aug. 24, 2021 - Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Immunocompromised, Other COVID Updates

COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance, and People with Disabilities (Fact Sheet) - Prepared by The Arc of the U.S, which has very helpful information for persons with IDD who have received Unemployment Insurance (UI) during the COVID pandemic. 

What to do if a disability application is denied - Information from Social Security

Opening of a mass COVID vaccination site in Newark

Clarification: New Jersey's Personal Preference Program (PPP) and "fast track" enrollment process - Posted: August 17, 2020

New Jersey's Personal Preference Program (PPP) is helpful for individuals with IDD - Posted: July 28, 2020

Employees Laid-Off from Their Job Now Have More Time to Sign Up for COBRA - Posted July 21, 2020

How to Obtain Information from Social Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Posted: July 14, 2020

COVID-19 and Information from the NJ Department of Banking Insurance - Posted: July 6, 2020

DMAHS Medicaid Communication- NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid guidance during COVID-19 pandemic

Important Information-  The economic impact payment for persons with IDD who receives SSI or Social Security benefits, including SSDI, and who is a dependent on someone else's tax return.

COVID-19: Health passport, if person I/DD needs to be hospitalized- Hospital Patient Summary for Person with Developmental Disability with Possible COVID-19

Economic Impact payments for persons with I/DD who receive Social Security, SSI or SSDI benefits- View Article

NJ's COVID-19 Information Hub Symptom check and live updates

Medicaid updates: Telehealth information; Medicaid terminations prohibited during Coronavirus emergency (April 1, 2020)

Office of Civil Rights - Non-discrimination for persons with disabilities during Coronavirus pandemic

MEDICAID TERMINATIONS PROHIBITED DURING CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY- Federal legislation passed on March 18, 2020 bars all Medicaid terminations during the course of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. In New Jersey, all Medicaid programs are considered part of NJ FamilyCare. If you were enrolled in Medicaid as of March 18, those benefits must be continued, unless you move out of state or voluntarily request termination, until the last day of the month when this public health emergency is officially ended. If you become aware of anyone whose Medicaid benefits have been terminated during this period, they can contact Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) for help at 1-888-576-5529 or (March 31, 2020)

NJ Health Guidance on the Contact of a Close or Casual Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19 (March 30, 2020)

Important information from the AADMD Coronavirus Center for persons with IDD (March 27, 2020)

The science of why soap, sanitizer and warm water work (March 25, 2020)

Positive Pulse - Coronavirus Info and Safety

Plain language resource from Green Mountain Self Advocates on CoronaVirus. This easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus is from SARTAC. It is in English and Spanish. It was written by and for people with developmental disabilities. (March 24, 2020)

Positive Pulse (March 23, 2020)

Coronavirus updates: New information from Social Security and the Federal Trade Commission  (March 20, 2020)

Social Security Offices- Effective March 17, 2020 Social Security Offices Will Only Offer Phone Service  (March 17, 2020)

Prescription Medications - Important Alert: COVID-19 and ensuring access to prescription medications (March 16, 2020)

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Prevention Flyer (March 13, 2020)

Governor Murphy Announces- Efforts to Support Consumer Access to COVID-19 Screening (March 12, 2020)

Coronavirus Testing: The Information Gap (March 12, 2020)

NJ Sick Leave Information- Explainer: Sick Leave Law in NJ (March 12, 2020)

How to Prevent Respiratory Illnesses-  Including the Coronavirus