Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC)

Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress has finally arrived at a new $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The bill includes several items that will be helpful for many people with disabilities. With this bill, one-time stimulus checks would be available to adults for up to $600 each, plus $600 for each child under 17.

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COVID-19 Accessible Resources

COVID-19 Accessible Materials Microsite

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI), with funding from the CDC Foundation and technical assistance from CDC is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. The project has created a microsite to house all of the materials which has now gone live. On the microsite, you can request embossed braille, download accessible Word Documents and PDFs, and register for upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 and people with disabilities.

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On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 16 years and older for the prevention of COVID-19. Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States will be limited at first, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents.

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Struggling with addiction? The 5-Action Program is your roadmap to recovery

New Mexico 5-Actions™ Program

The New Mexico 5-Actions Program is free a self-guided roadmap for those who struggle with addiction. If you struggle with substance use or addictive behaviors, you’re not alone – not anymore. The online 5-Actions Program offers you a new way to access help, when you want it, where you want it. Read the full post to learn more and sign up today.

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State of New Mexico: COVID-19 UPDATES

Positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in communities across New Mexico. State health officials continue to test, process, monitor and track instances of the virus — and the state of New Mexico has taken proactive, aggressive public health actions to mitigate the spread of the disease. Visit the State of New Mexico website,, for the latest COVID-19 updates relevant to New Mexico, including videos for the deaf and hard of hearing, latest news from Michelle Lujan Grisham, and information for individuals experiencing financial hardship.

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Mental Health & Resilience: COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 creates stressful times, but we are resilient and will get through it together. It’s normal to feel sad, overwhelmed, anxious and worried about the COVID virus. New Mexico Crisis Line offers free behavioral health services and is available to anyone anytime online or over the phone. Additionally, Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation has put together a webinar discussing mental health and resilience among the disability community during COVID-19. This webinar offers resources, tips, and guidance for improving mental health and building resilience during this difficult time.

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