Face Mask Resources for Adults
Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Become Comfortable with Face Masks
Face 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.
Wearing a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Social Story for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This 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.