COVID-19 and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Final Report   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "As of July 23, 2021, the United States had approximately 34 million confirmed cases and over 610,000 deaths related to COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] (Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, n.d.). Several reports indicate individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) may be at increased risk for both infection and adverse impacts of COVID-19 than individuals without ID/DD [...] The findings of this report highlight the wide variation across states in efforts to detect and prevent COVID-19 infection, and to collect COVID-19 vaccination data. During the COVID-19 PHE [public health emergency], states established data collection strategies with haste and urgency. The data collection strategies were influenced by existing state-level relationships and data infrastructure, and resulted in a variety of strategies that may inform future approaches to data collection and information sharing. The findings from this report also highlight the state-level collaboration necessary for a successful pandemic response for individuals with ID/DD."

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services; RTI International
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: https://aspe.hhs.gov/
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