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COVID Resources for Service Providers

 

How to talk about COVID-19

How do you talk about COVID-19 to people with intellectual disabilities?By: Ben Drew, Open Future LearningCoronavirus is changing people’s lives dramatically. People can no longer take part in activities outside the house, meet with friends, go to work or clubs or...

Self Care for Direct Support Professionals

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, there is a constant barrage of information being shared. Things are changing almost hourly across the country. The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is committed to sharing resources for Direct...

Person Centered Practices during COVID

As everyone has experienced, everything is fluid, with daily changes related to supportingpeople (with and without disabilities) to deal with COVID-19. Here are some thoughts fromScott and Lori Shepard, Avenues SLS:We recommend that you develop 1-page descriptions...

Request for COVID-19 Supplemental Staffing Rate

CRC has developed the following instructions and budget tool to be utilized by residential providers in the event the need arises for a residential provider to make such a request. This request will be utilized to create a COVID-19 specific Supplemental Staffing rate...

DDS Training Resources

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) recently sent an April 16, 2020 directive with information on a new training resource section of their web site. The training resources are designed to support residential providers wishing to bring on day program direct...

Personal Protective Equipment

PPE "Burn Rate Calculator"If you operate a facility that uses personal protective equipment, you can figure out how quickly you go through it using this CDC "burn rate" calculator. How To Tutorials: Donning PPE...

DDS Directives on Requirements Waived Due to COVID-19

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS)Directive on Requirements Waived Due to COVID-19March 12, 2020April 15, 2020 The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has issued an April 15, 2020 directive that includes updated information relative to COVID-19...