Articles, Papers, Resources
The following research reports and articles have authoritative information on COVID vaccination issues.
Ready for My Close-Up
“Emma has a real fear of needles and Ready for My Shot got her engaged in a conversation about her own health. She saw others getting their shots and it was a way to talk to her about getting a needle.”
Minimizing distress for people with developmental disabilities
People who have challenging behaviours might need some accommodations to get the vaccine. This resource has some ideas to help minimize distress (.pdf).
Caregivers play a big part
This excellent and comprehensive resource is for Caregivers as they prepare people with developmental disabilities for their COVID shot. Covers planning, accommodations and more.
Vaccination Position Statement - Down Syndrome
The experts say people with Down syndrome are at risk of complications if they get COVID. Getting the vaccine is recommended for most people. Read a detailed vaccination position statement here: ReadyForMyShot.ca #ReadyForMyShot (262)
COVID-19 death rate more than double for Ontarians with intellectual, developmental disabilities
New data lays bare a reality that experts and leaders in the disability sector have been warning about for much of the pandemic.