New CDC COVID-19 Resources for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
September 17, 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created unique challenges for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To address them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with IDD and caregivers can protect themselves from the virus.
The toolkit contains social stories, videos, posters, and activities on five topics: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Wearing a mask, Social distancing, Hand washing, and Getting a COVID-19 test. There is also a tip sheet for caregivers that offers suggestions for things they can do to ease their loved one’s worries about the virus.
For more information, see the press release, CDC launches COVID-19 resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities