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Fact Sheet: Creating an Accessible Vaccine Experience for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

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  • Posted on: 04.13.2021
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Administration for Community Living
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This factsheet provides helpful information and resources about the COVID-19 vaccine experience and how to create an accessible experience for people with disabilities and older adults.

For more information and resources related to COVID-19 issues for people with disabilities and older adults, visit the Administration for Community Living Covid-19 Response website.

 

 

Regional Disability Integration Specialists

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  • Posted on: 03.18.2021
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Regional disability integration specialists prepare individuals and families and strengthen communities before, during, and after a disaster by providing strategies to integrate and coordinate emergency management efforts to those with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. This resource provides a current list of regional disability integration specialists.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Disability Etiquette: Treat Everyone with Respect

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program
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Disability etiquette promotes goodwill and respect among all people. It helps make society more inclusive for everyone.

People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the United States. At some point in our lives, most of us will develop a disability, know someone who has one, or both. Disability affects everyone - all ages, genders, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Use this publication for helpful tips and practices to be inclusive of everyone.

Etiqueta para relacionarse con personas con discapacidades: tratar a todos con respeto

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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New York State Department of Health, Disability and Health Program
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La etiqueta para relacionarse con personas con discapacidades promueve la buena voluntad y el respeto entre todas las personas. Ayuda a que la sociedad sea más inclusiva.

Las personas con discapacidades son la minoría más grande de los Estados Unidos. En algún momento de nuestras vidas, la mayoría de nosotros padeceremos una discapacidad, conoceremos a alguien que tenga alguna o experimentaremos ambas posibilidades. La discapacidad afecta a todos: a personas de todas las edades, géneros y orígenes étnicos y culturales.

Talk to me: Treating People with Intellectual Disabilities with Respect

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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Special Olympics
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This video features Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver and our athletes discussing why it's so important to include people with intellectual disabilities in all areas of life-especially healthcare access. The first step is learning how to communicate with respect, compassion, and care.

Whether you're in a professional environment or just having a personal conversation, consider these 10 basic rules for communicating with a person with an intellectual disability.

 

New York State Disability Advocacy Organizations

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
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The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) recognizes the importance of information sharing and networking among the people they support and their families. You may not know where to turn to get direction and guidance.

This website has a number of groups that exist across New York State. Within these organizations are self-advocates, parents, and family members just like you, who have experienced similar circumstances and are willing to share their experiences.

Many of these organizations and groups are organized by self-advocates and parents of children with disabilities. They are often staffed by professionals who can provide assistance or guide you to other advocacy groups that will be able to answer your questions.

 

COVID-19: Why Get Vaccinated?

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida State Health Department
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Encouraging you to get the vaccine to protect yourself, your coworkers, your patients, your family, and your community. View this factsheet to learn why it is important to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Plain Language Infographic

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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Florida State Department of Health
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A plain language infographic about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Disability Rights New York: COVID-19 Resource Guide

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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Author(s):
Disability Rights New York
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Disability Rights New York (DRNY) has been closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 within New York State and across the country. In order to protect our staff, our families, and our community, DRNY has decided to temporarily close our offices to the public..

DRNY will continually assess the situation and follow the recommendations of our federal, state and local authorities and will continue to be a partner to you and our community as we navigate this public health concern. As information becomes available, DRNY will update the below list of resources and as always, feel free to call, email or visit our website if you need further assistance.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

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  • Posted on: 03.11.2021
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Autistic Self Advocacy Network
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Plain language factsheets with easy to read information about COVID-19 and the vaccine.