The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly changing. We have gathered a list of resources about COVID-19 to share with caregivers, children & young people and education, health and social care practitioners to navigate the dynamic situation of the COVID-19 response, and the many impacts that it will have. We hope that they are helpful and we will continue to add new resources as they become available.
- Information on how parent groups have been run post ‘lock-down’ in Rwanda can be found here and we provide guidelines on what to consider to run groups safely in the context of COVID-19 here.
- A range of free digital COVID-19 educational resources for children: download Axel Scheffler’s book here and a copy of Lydia Monk’s book can be downloaded here (Information about how these resources were created is found here).
- Share your story and contribute to voices of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak here: voices.
- LSHTM’s free online course for anyone who is interested to learn about what we know about COVID-19, and how we should respond to the outbreak: free online course.
- A course that introduces COVID-19, created for teenagers and young adults, is at: free online course for 14-16 year olds.
- Presentation from the International Centre for Evidence in Disability: making the response disability-inclusive
- Paper on what we can learn from a disability inclusive response
Working with parent groups – a training resource for facilitators and caregivers
These manuals (Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy, Juntos and ABAANA EIP) aim to increase knowledge and skills in caring for a child with developmental disabilities. Research highlighted the significant needs of the caregivers, and how they can gain a huge amount of support from meeting with each other in an understanding environment.
It promotes a participatory learning approach with an emphasis on working with groups and the empowerment of parents and caregivers.
Download the manual (in various languages)
“Before, my family and people in my community used to say ‘this child’s suffering is a result of parent’s sin’. After taking the training I have explained what causes cerebral palsy to others. Now, no-one says anything like this.”
Parent, Sirajganj, Bangladesh