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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Wearing Masks During COVID-19

January 2022 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

UPDATED 1/14/2022: The CDC has provided updated information on what types of masks to wear.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing masks in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, and when around people who do not live in your household. Man with Down syndrome wearing a cloth face maskThe CDC provides guidance in the Masks section on their website. 

A number of resources have been developed for individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to help understand why it is important to wear a mask. We have provided links below. We will update the list as we learn about other resources. 

For Individuals with Down Syndrome

Visuals and Videos About Wearing Masks During COVID-19

For Families and Caregivers

Video on Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities to Wear Face Masks

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We offer a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers and the professionals who care for and work with them. Search our collection of articles, webinars, videos, and other educational materials.

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.