Coronavirus Resources

Technology Resources for Older Adults

Access Wi-fi

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills training. https://www.everyoneon.org/

Devices

Free Facebook Portals for Veterans

Austin Free Net www.austinfree.net  (through their partnership with Ruckify)

Training

OATS (Senior Planet)- Older Adult Technology Services https://seniorplanet.org/get-involved/online/ (for online programs)

Austin Free Net www.austinfree.net

Tech Boomers- https://techboomers.com/ 100+ free courses online

Digital Learn https://training.digitallearn.org/ Basic tutorials for computers, email etc

They will only test people with symptoms or who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Symptoms include: Cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat. Testing is free for the uninsured, if you have insurance they will bill the insurance company. No appointment or doctor’s referral needed. Walk-up testing available. COVID-19 Hotline- 512-978-8775.
COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Resources From Texas Health & Human Services      

Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional changes due to the pandemic can seek help from these resources.  

The new COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. Call 1-833-986-1919 to reach a mental health professional.  

2-1-1 connects people with the resources they need across Texas. Search easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. You may also find the Local Mental Health Authority in your area by entering “Mental Health Crisis,” along with your Zip code, in the search engine.   

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text TX to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. to text with a trained crisis counselor.  

Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (OSAR) Centers may be the first point of contact for people seeking substance use disorder treatment services. Texans seeking services and information may qualify for services based on need.   

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a helpful COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (PDF) for individuals with questions or concerns related to COVID-19.  

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) represents the nation’s agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.   NASDDDS features COVID-19 disaster toolkits and other federal resources (PDF).   The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. The Arc offers a list of resources to help people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families and service providers to understand this global pandemic.  

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) works to improve the lives of older adults and individuals with disabilities through services, research and education. ACL offers COVID-19 resources specifically for individuals with disabilities.   For plain language information on COVID-19, visit Self Advocacy Info, which provides a COVID-19 booklet (PDF) written by and for people with disabilities.  

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