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The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need.

Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance.

COVID-19 Resources in Plain Language

Vaccine

April 16th Vaccine Update Presentation from the Executive Director 

Vaccination Day – Tips for Family Advocates

Vaccination Day – Tips for Medical Staff

Success! People with Disabilities are a Vaccine Priority

COVID Vaccine Information

Avoiding COVID Scams

Slides for SCDD’s COVID-19 Vaccine Input Sessions

These PowerPoint slides were presented during the State Council on Developmental Disabilities’ COVID-19 Vaccine Community Input Sessions in December 2020. Attendees had the opportunity to directly share feedback and concerns regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. SCDD’s Executive Director, Aaron Carruthers, is a member of the newly established Community Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC).

Creating Community (Activity Ideas and Supporting Someone During Times of Change)
Education

Face masks are important for preventing the spread of COVID-19. As schools reopen for in-person instruction, wearing a face mask will be a priority for keeping all students safe. SCDD wants everyone to remember that some students with intellectual and developmental disabilities cannot wear a face mask and that according to the official health guidance for schools, they cannot be excluded from in-person learning.

The guidance says that “All students (kindergarten through 12th grade) are required to wear face coverings at all times while at school, unless exempted.” These people do not have to wear face covering at all times:

  • Persons younger than two years old. These very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. Such conditions are rare.
  • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

SCDD wants to see all of California’s students back in school and safe. Let’s work together to make sure that every student will have the equal opportunity to stay safe and in school. You can read the full Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings at https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.

COVID-19 and IDEA Part B Special Education

COVID-19 and IDEA Part C Early Intervention (Early Start)

Summary of Guidance from the Department of Education Regarding Special Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)

Español

DÍA DE VACUNACIÓN PARA PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDADES INTELECTUALES Y DEL DESARROLLO – Consejos para miembros de familia

DÍA DE VACUNACIÓN PARA PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDADES INTELECTUALES Y DEL DESARROLLO – Consejos para el personal médico

¡Éxito! Las personas con discapacidades son una prioridad para las vacunas

Información sobre la vacuna COVID en lenguaje sencillo

Evitando las estafas de COVID

Sesiones de aportes comunitarios de la vacuna contra la COVID-19 del SCDD

Preguntas Frecuentes que SCDD recibió de Personas con Discapacidades 

Preguntas Frecuentes que SCDD recibió de Padres y Miembros de Familia

Recursos en línea relacionados con el coronavirus

Estafas de coronavirus y alerta de fraude

Consejos de SCDD para una red de teléfonos 

Cómo Mantenerse Saludable de COVID-19

Información de COVID-19 por y para Personas con DiscapacidadesOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader (Green Mountain Self-Advocates)

Reunión Virtuales: Empensando

Reunión Virtuales Consejos 

COVID-19 y IDEA Parte B Educación Especial

COVID-19 y IDEA Parte C Intervención Temprana (Inicio temprano – Early Start) 

Resumen de Guía del Departamento de Educación de California relacionado con: Educación Especial Durante La Pandemia de COVID-19 (9 de abril del 2020)  

Ideas para Actividades Mientras Se Refugia en el Lugar

10 Consejos para Apoyar a Alguien en Tiempos de Cambio

¿Has perdido tu trabajo o has perdido horas en el trabajo?

Información básica de CalFresh

A partir del 28 de abril, puede visitar estas paginas de la red especiales para comprar en línea en Amazon y Walmart utilizando su tarjeta CalFresh EBT.

Consejos de seguridad de COVID-19 de auto-defensores en español
Episodio 1 – Cómo mantenerse saludable: https://youtu.be/ZeYXu9–FsQ
Episodio 2 – Lo que debo hacer si creo que estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/40iBc9qNx6w
Episodio 3 – Lo que debo hacer si estoy enfermo: https://youtu.be/1giIp8QjJCo
Episodio 4 – Lo que debo hacer si mi familiar o persona que me cuida se enferma: https://youtu.be/3RhvpRrLXok

RESUMEN DE GUÍA DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE EDUCACIÓN DE CALIFORNIA RELACIONADO CON: EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL DURANTE LA PANDEMIA DE COVID-19

Información Sobre P-EBT

Council Highlights

Festival of Learning 3 Recording: youtu.be/0y22g0rwe1U

Festival of Learning and Ideas. Festival de Aprendizaje e Ideas. 2/16/2021. Illustrations of science lab equipment and a box with a brain lightbulb. Logos of Pragnya, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Young Inquisitive Minds.

 


Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teens Offer Hands-On STEM For Kids With Special Needs

Video screenshot from the news interview. Main texts read, Embracing Special Needs. No two stories are the same. KPIX CBS 5 logo.
Watch this interview by CBS San Francisco about two young women of “Young Inquisitive Minds” who are offering STEM classes to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Central Coast Regional Office Manager David Grady helped connect them to resources and opportunities to serve.

Contact Information

3831 North Freeway Blvd. #125
Sacramento, CA 95834

(916) 263-7919
Toll Free: (833) 818-9886
Fax (1): (916) 263-7969
Fax (2): (916) 263-7963
council@scdd.ca.gov

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