Louisiana Disability Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources and official state guidance for education, health, home care and more

General Information

Resources for homebound families of kids with special needs (from Exceptional Lives)

  • Tips and ideas for fun things to do at home with kids
  • How to manage your own mental health while home-bound with your children
  • Special needs educational resources 

Education

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supports (from the Louisiana Department of Education)

Fact Sheets From US Department of Education:

These are written for educators, but can help families learn about the legal guidance from the federal government.

Health and Insurance

Insurance Changes During Coronavirus Pandemic (from Exceptional Lives)

  • Changes in coverage and enrollment rules from MassHealth and other insurance
  • Includes phone and video appointments, medical equipment and prescriptions

Benefits, Including Home Care Through Medicaid Waivers

OCDD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (from the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities)

  • FAQs and Memos about changes to processes and policies
  • Changes for Waiver services, including Telehealth, Adult Day Health programs, Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Direct Support Professional (DSPs)

Common COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Related Benefits Questions & Answers  (from Disability Rights Louisiana)

  • Questions and answers to common questions about benefits
  • Including Stimulus checks, Tax help, Unemployment, Social Security and SNAP 
  • How to get help from Disability Rights Louisiana

 

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