COVID-19

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12/13/2021

It's Worth the Shot!

The second video in a series of the Worth The Shot Campaign by the Mississippi Developmental Disabilities Network is now available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkHUA1cRv4w. In this video, Taylor shares his journey of getting vaccinated and how the vaccine has helped him get back to doing the things he loves: advocating for the disability community and creating awesome things.

 
 

12/13/2021

Telehealth and Individuals with IDD: Challenges and Best-Practices

On October 21, the WITH Foundation announced a $50,000 award to the Institute on Disability for a one-year initiative to investigate best practices for offering telehealth care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Under the direction of Research Assistant Professor Kimberly Phillips, the research team will undertake a scoping review to identify challenges and best practices associated with providing telehealth to individuals with IDD

 
 

11/19/2021

Friends and Family Campaign

As we move into the fall and winter, we'll see our friends and families on special occasions. Our "Friends and Family" Campaign shares tools on how to keep encouraging vaccine confidence in non-judgmental ways. Ask a friend or a family member that you may have who is in a local community or civic group and reach out together to listen to any questions or concerns and share information in a kind way.

 
 

11/17/2021

Partners in Maine DD Network Collaborate on COVID-19 Vaccination Video PSAs

Partners in the Maine Developmental Disabilities Network (the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Disability Rights Maine, Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, and Speaking Up for Us) collaborated with Gray Media Group (WAGM-TV) to design, produce and broadcast seven video public service announcements (PSAs) to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among people with disabilities and direct support professionals; the individuals who support people with disabilities where they live and work.

 
 

10/14/2021

HDI Launches Storytelling Website

The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute Digital Storytelling Initiative highlights the stories and lived experiences of people with disabilities. Interviews address multiple life experience living and working in the community. Most recently, the Vaccine Confidence and Access for People for People with Disabilities Initiative interviewed with people with disabilities about their vaccine experience and the importance of keeping our communities healthy.

 
 

10/11/2021

Your Shot to End COVID

Hear from people with disabilities, their families and direct support professionals on why they got or are looking forward to getting, the COVID-19 Vaccine.

 
 

9/16/2021

Request for Application: Trainee and Training Director Stipend Opportunity for Local Vaccine Outreach

Submission deadline is extended to 5 pm ET on September 21, 2021.

Through an upcoming single-source award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a selection of Trainees and Training Directors from the AUCD network members will conduct COVID-19 vaccine outreach with the disability community as part of a larger effort, Local Vaccine Outreach with the Disability Community. Successful applicants will propose innovative message delivery streams and local modalities to reach people with disabilities (including individuals not connected to service delivery systems), their families, and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), with the overarching goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates in the disability community.

 
 

9/16/2021

Research Survey Opportunity (with a $10 gift card) for Parents and Guardians of Youth with Disabilities

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute (Maryland's UCEDD) and the University of Missouri Kansas City's Institute for Human Development (Missouri's UCEDD) are seeking parents and legal guardians of school-age children with intellectual or developmental disabilities to participate in an online survey to help us understand their concerns about their child's return to school in-person during COVID-19.

 
 

9/15/2021

The Center on Disability and Development Joins Forces to Make Sure People with Disabilities Can Get Vaccinated

The Center on Disability and Development joins forces to make sure people with disabilities can get vaccinated The CDD has joined forces with our DD network partners in Texas and other organizations to make sure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to get vaccinated!

 
 

9/15/2021

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe as They Head Back to School During COVID-19

Worried about your child being exposed to COVID-19 you can take to ensure they have a safe return to school. Produced by the University of Cincinnati UCEDD.

 
 

9/7/2021

COVID-19 Screening in Schools for Children with IDD

Since November 2020, investigators at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine have studied whether weekly saliva-based screening testing of staff and students and mitigation strategies may help keep children with disabilities safe at school.

 
 

9/7/2021

FEMA Multimedia Resources and Links in Multiple Languages for Ida Response

As clean up efforts begin across several states, this page from FEMA offers general and state-specific information and resources related to applying for assistance, post-storm safety and news and multimedia products.

 
 

9/3/2021

Request for Application: Regional Hub for Local Vaccine Outreach

Through an upcoming single-source award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a selection of up to four (4) centers or programs from the AUCD network members will lead regional hubs to coordinate local and regional COVID-19 vaccine outreach with the disability community as part of a larger effort, Local Vaccine Outreach with the Disability Community. Successful applicants will propose innovative strategies to rapidly share effective message delivery streams and local modalities to reach people with disabilities (including individuals not connected to service delivery systems), their families, and Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), with the overarching goal of boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates in the disability community.

 
 

8/24/2021

MI-DDI Spanish Language COVID-19 Vaccine Infographics

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute is excited to share six Spanish plain language infographics on the COVID-19 vaccine. Access these resources on their COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence landing page, under "Plain Language Infographics (Spanish)". Help share these resources to promote vaccine confidence!

 
 

8/11/2021

New Book Spotlighting Parents with Disabilities Hits Shelves

A new book being published in Louisville, Kentucky, by the Avocado Press and the Center for Accessible Living contains the stories of thirty families, where one or both parents have disabilities. In enabling these parents to tell their stories, �A Celebration of Family: Stories of Parents with Disabilities� illustrates the infinite variety of the American family.

 
 
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