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Iowa Creates a New Vaccine Clinic for Patients with Unique Needs

Iowa's Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) has a new vaccine clinic for children and some adults with unique needs, including sensory issues, anxiety, and other disabilities. Earlier this year, the mother of a child with autism got in touch with CDD, looking for a place to get her child vaccinated against Covid-19. CDD clinical nurse manager Sheree Murphy, RN, took up the challenge, and enlisted the help of UCEDD program coordinator, Anne Crotty, MPH.



Milwaukee Mom Gets More than 2500 COVID Vaccines for Residents with Disabilities and Their Families with Support from Waisman UCEDD

The Waisman Center's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), in partnership with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, recently supported a grant to Parent University to help increase outreach and access to COVID-19 vaccines for individuals of color and individuals with disabilities in the greater Milwaukee area. Parent University, an organization in Milwaukee founded by Delores Sallis, serves as a resource and support network for Black and other families of color and their loved ones with disabilities.



A Qualitative Investigation on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Neurodivergent Communities

Over the course of 2 years, the student led group, Neurodiversity Health Chats at UCLA has published their explorative work on vaccine hesitancy in the neurodivergent community!



NRCN PSA: The COVID-19 Vaccine is Good for your Health

Get the COVID-19 vaccine so you can protect your health and the health of those around you. Ask your teacher, doctor, or a close family member where you can get vaccinated, or visit



ANCOR's COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

As a DSP, It's Up to Me! Protect yourself and the people you support

Developed by ANCOR with funding from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), "As a DSP It's Up to Me" recognizes that people with I/DD should be able to live and thrive in their communities. We want them to live where they want to live, with whom they want to live. We want them to have jobs that are fulfilling to them. And we recognize achieving these goals requires isolating people with I/DD from the dangers of COVID-19. With a goal of keeping people with I/DD and the people around them safe and healthy, The COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit was designed with ANCOR members and other community providers in mind. You are an essential partner for this initiative, and these tools were designed for you-to make it as easy as possible for you to engage with your colleagues on the frontlines to get vaccinated.



MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley to provide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley is working with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) IDD-BH Unit to administer and disperse Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds (PEAF), which was authorized through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (HR 1319). The TANF PEAF addresses housing and ancillary needs of needy families in which dependent children have or reside with a family who has a diagnosis of a mental health condition, intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), and/or substance use disorder and who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of direct financial assistance or services aimed at short-term stabilization efforts for families.



MI-DDI Co-hosts Vaccination, Health Clinic for People with Disabilities and their Families

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) co-sponsored a health and resource fair with Disability Rights Michigan, as a part of the Michigan Vaccination Partners. Here, a new ADA-compliant Wayne Health Mobile Unit offered vaccinations and boosters, as well as diabetes, cholesterol and kidney function screenings; blood pressure screenings; COVID-19 testing; HIV testing; mental health screenings; and referrals to health and care resources in the community.



Mailman Center Hosts Successful Conference on Early Childhood Development in a Pandemic

Over 250 childhood personnel and allied health professionals including speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, and physicians participated in the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development Innovation and Connection Conference on February 8th, 2022. The conference, "Promoting Early Childhood Development in the Era of COVID: Practice, Policy, and Future Opportunities," brought together experts in early childhood development to discuss challenges and opportunities for the care and wellness of young children as they grow up in a pandemic.



WIHD Develops Post-COVID Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience

WIHD took on the challenge of strategic planning during these uncertain times in order to be well-positioned to respond to whatever scenarios may arise over the coming years. This effort culminated in the development of what we are calling our Post- COVID Roadmap.



The ND Center for Persons with Disabilities Collaboration with the Morehouse National COVID - 19 Resiliency Network

Because of our participation in the regional community coalition meetings through the Morehouse National COVID Resiliency Network (NCRN), the ND Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD) became increasingly aware of health inequities related to COVID-19 among vulnerable populations in our state Based on this increased awareness, NDCPD has established a variety of partnerships and launched several initiatives.

COVID-19 Community Education Coordinator, Miranda Hooper, delivering KN-95 masks across Oklahoma.


The Center for Learning and Leadership Oklahoma's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Distributes over 150,000 Masks Across the State

The Center for Learning and Leadership Oklahoma's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CLL/UCEDD), at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, received a large donation of KN-95 masks to offer to our community affiliates and academic partners at no cost thanks to their partnership with OU Health. Through this generous donation, the CLL/UCEDD was able to provide over 150,000 high-quality KN-95 masks to more than 25 university affiliates, and CLL-affiliated community-based provider agencies and programs that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families across the state of Oklahoma.

A woman with dark curly hair stands next to a woman with hair pulled back, seated in a wheelchair. They are outside and looking at the camera. They are wearing face masks and appear to be smiling


COVID Vaccine Public Service Announcements

To address the significant health risks for people with IDD and direct support workers, the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with NADSP and support from AUCD, is producing a series of public service announcements encouraging direct support workers to get vaccinated. Please share these captioned videos across your networks.



MI-DDI, Wayne State receives $7M grant to address equitable access to vaccines for Michigan residents disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University (WSU) recently received a 3-year, $7 million grant to address the need to ensure greater equity and access to COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and other vaccination needs in Michigan. The goal of the project is to increase the number of vaccinated people with disabilities, along with their family members and caregivers; people who are homebound or isolated; people with transportation limitations; and people living in communities with high social vulnerability index.



Call for Participants: COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Study by NCRN

AUCD is doing a study to test COVID-19 vaccine ads. This study is an online survey that tracks your eyes when you are looking at an ad. This study will be done on a computer or laptop that has a camera. Participants must be a person with an intellectual or developmental disability between the ages of 18-24. All participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift card stipend.

A close up of three folded white tshirts layered vertically on top of each other. The top one reads Vacunada Vaccinated. The middle one reads Vacunado Vaccinated. The bottom one reads Vacunadx Vaccinated.


Vacunda? Vacundo? Vacundx?

AUCD Efforts with the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)

AUCD participated in NCRN's Regional Community Coalition to increase COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Read a story from one of our AUCD Network members, who engaged in this coalition.

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