Information About COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of illness. It is related to the common cold virus. There are now a number of people in Canada who have it.
Those affected by COVID-19 may have symptoms that are mild or severe, similar to a cold or flu. These symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. They can also experience nausea and diarrhea. Some people with COVID-19 may not have any symptoms.
Because this is now affecting people in Canada and there has been lots of discussion in the news about it, we have created easy-to-read information about Coronavirus for you to use.
For more information about COVID-19 or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms, call:
Toronto Public Health Hotline : 416-338-7600
Telehealth Ontario: +1 866-797-0000
For up-to-date information about the Ontario government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid-19.ontario.ca
Resources for Adults with Disabilities
These online resources have been curated by our clinicians to help you access information and keep busy while at home. We are committed to sharing resources to help engage and support people with developmental disabilities and their families. We have compiled a list of online tools that provide accessible and up-to-date information. This page will be updated regularly as new resources become available.
Resources for Parents
These tools and activities have been curated by our clinicians to help parents continue their child’s education and encourage play that is enriching. Here you will find tools to support your child’s understanding of virus health and safety, as well as information and activities for at-home learning. Resources include educational games and videos, speech language and augmentative communication resources, as well as exercises to support a healthy mind and body. This page will be updated regularly as new resources become available.
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Resources for Professionals
This information has been curated by Surrey Place clinicians so that the community of developmental services professionals can work together to advocate for our clients and help them get the support they need. Here you will find information related to community announcements and services, forums and panels, disability rights, professional supports, and tools that you can use to assist your clients during this time.
Information and Resources:Hospital Transfer Form – In the event of a hospital admission for COVID-19 patients with IDD, this form communicates essential information to hospital staff
DSO Support for Hospital Patients with IDD – Support for medical staff with patients who have developmental disabilities and complex, high behaviour or medical needs
COVID-19 for Clients with Disabilities – Social Stories and Easy-Read Resources
Face COVID Infographic – How to support yourself and others during COVID-19
Understanding and Navigating COVID-19 – Panel hosted by Community Living Ontario featuring two guest physicians
COVID-19 Resources for Developmental Services – A list of resources developed by developmental services organizations in Ontario
Arch Disability Law – Information about disability law and advocating for disability rights during COVID-19
COVID-19: Guidance for Prevention and Care – Guide to educate care providers of people with IDD