COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization
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CBC News Hamilton
CDSS Letter to Minister of Health
CDSS’s Statement Regarding Ongoing Work with Canadian Government
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society strives to provide the most up to date and accurate information about COVID-19 to help individuals and families respond to the demands of the situation. Visit your provincial health authority websites for the latest updates in your community.
Canadian Down Syndrome Society Statements on COVID-19
This statement encompasses the Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s (CDSS) commitment to and continued strong focus on the human rights of individuals with Down syndrome. At this difficult time, we call on and encourage Canadian governments and regional ethics committees to ensure basic human rights are upheld.
CDSS Human Rights Statement
Human Rights Statement: A Response to the COVID-19 Crisis in Canada Focusing on the Health & Well-Being of Persons with Down Syndrome
CDSS’ Paul Sawka Talks About COVID-19
Many things changed for Paul since the COVID-19 outbreak in Canada.
Read about Paul’s experience and how he has been staying busy and staying healthy
Self Advocates Blog
Self Advocates talk about Covid-19
Read about how some people with Down Syndrome handled the COVID-19 situation in Spring 2020
COVID-19 and Down syndrome
These resource links are provided by organizations in the Down syndrome community as well as international health organizations. The information is currently evolving and we are closely monitoring current and accurate information surrounding COVID-19.
Down Syndrome Centre of Western Pennsylvania Podcast
Health Care Access Research and Development Disabilities, HCARDD
T21 Research Society
Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, DSRF
Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, DSMIG
Government of Canada
COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities. Some Canadians are more at risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions and age.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation has provided some information about COVID-19 and the risk for people with Down syndrome. We encourage you to share the information in this document with your family, friends, educational and medical providers, and others within the Down syndrome community.
Down Syndrome International (DSI)
According to DSI, not enough is known about COVID-19 to make informed and accurate comment about any specific link or effects it may have on people with Down syndrome. DSI is keeping up to date with information from relevant health and scientific organizations.
Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD)
There is lots of talk right now about COVID-19 or the Coronavirus. We may come across lots of information out there, but it is not always easy to understand and it can be confusing. Our team is pulling together resources from around the world and information to support people with developmental disabilities and their families during this time.
COVID-19 & Down Syndrome, Notes from Dr. Skotko
Ally and good friend of the Down syndrome community and CDSS, Dr. Skotko MD,MPP, often shares valuable information pieces like this one.
Down Syndrome Resource Foundation (DSRF)
ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training in Pennsylvania, US)
Managing Wellness and Mental Health
CAMH COVID-19 Self-help Booklet Series
The Self-help Booklet Series is for people with intellectual disabilities and can be used with the support of family members, friends, staff, and health care professionals. The booklets are intended to give people with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings and make plans for staying well at this difficult time.