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People with IDD

The Clinical Advisory Team at IntellectAbility has created a bulletin to help supporters recognize early signs of depression, anxiety, and loneliness in people. As we know, the incidence of these conditions is higher due to recent events, and they often present differently in people with disabilities. You can freely download and share this document with staff and families as well as use it for in-service training purposes. Here’s the download link: Depression, Anxiety and Loneliness in People with IDD – IntellectAbility.

With much appreciation for the work you do,
Craig Escude, MD
Craig Escude, MD, FAAFP, FAADM

Hello and Happy New Year from StationMD!

We know there are a lot of questions and concerns relating to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, especially as it relates to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their circle of support. StationMD has prepared a brief informational webinar to discuss the latest data and resources on the vaccines, including how they work, the vaccination schedule and process, side effects, and medical concerns for individuals with IDD.

We are offering this FREE webinar on four different dates to answer questions and help attendees navigate the next few months.

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) REGISTER HERE
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST REGISTER HERE
  • Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST REGISTER HERE

For further information, contact Carol Ferenz, Director of IDD Division.


The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) released a research brief this month. The purpose of this brief is to provide an overview of what the research to date reveals about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), COVID-19, and vaccination. The research to date indicates that people with IDD (a) are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 and have poorer COVID-19-related health outcomes than the general public; (b) are as likely as the general population to engage in preventive health strategies; and (c) have experienced massive disruption in health, home, and community services, exacerbating existing inequities in health care and putting additional pressure on already overtaxed formal and informal support networks.

AAIDD also shared this resource, which offers research, commentary, and editorials concerning COVID-19. It is searchable by keyword.