Resources about Face Masks

Face Mask Resources for Adults

Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Become Comfortable with Face Masks

comfort with masks coverFace masks are an essential and necessary defense in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Some adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may not understand why they and others need to wear them, or may have fear, anxiety, or sensory challenges that impact mask wearing. This resource provides strategies supporters can use to help adults with I/DD become more comfortable with face masks.

Download resource – English (PDF)
Download resource - Spanish (PDF)

Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Wearing a mask coverThis social story can help readers understand why face masks are important for themselves and others to wear. Supporters of people with I/DD can also use this resource to discuss the importance of face masks by printing or sharing with the person on a computer screen, tablet, or smartphone.

Download social story – English (PDF)
Download social story - Spanish (PDF)

Face Mask Resources for Children

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and Children’s Specialized Hospital have developed a series of resources to help children understand and feel comfortable wearing face masks. The series includes:

A Parent’s Guide: Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask

parent mask guide coverDownload guide - English (PDF)
Download guide – Spanish (PDF)

Help Your Child Feel Good about Using and Seeing Others Wearing Face Masks

feel good about wearing masks coverDownload tip sheet - English (PDF)
Download tip sheet - Spanish (PDF)

I Can Stay Healthy by Wearing a Face Mask

stay healthy wearing a mask coverDownload social story – English (PDF)
Download social story – Spanish (PDF)