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View considerations for improving accessibility and inclusion at vaccination clinics.
COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through, and communicate about. The materials on this page were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier.
Developed by the Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with TCDD, these tips can help health care providers develop effective communication with people with DD.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake, with support from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD), created training materials to help medical professionals, family members, and community health aides promote cooperation, comfort, and safety for people with developmental disabilities (DD) receiving vaccines or other health care services. The materials are part of a project called Behavior Analysis for Inclusive Vaccine Administration to address health care disparities experienced by people with DD.
The training includes modules for health care professionals, parents and caregivers, and community health aides. Each module features an online video, a supplemental PDF handbook, and virtual Q&A sessions.
View and download the PDF guide, which includes safety measures and tips for caregivers to have helpful conversations with the people they care for about COVID-19.
View and download this PDF guide for health care providers on communicating with patients with DD.
Texas Partners for Inclusive Access will reach out to provide more information about how you can join the cause.