Open Forum for COIVD Vaccine Questions For People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families

Focused on Western Massachusetts

  • Do you or a loved one have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD)?
  • Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?
  • Do you have questions or concerns about how to get a vaccine?
  • Do you want to learn the experiences of fellow IDD community members such as parents, caregivers, and self-advocates?
  • Would you like to ask questions about the vaccine to a doctor or lawyer who work with people with IDD?


Together with the Developmental Disabilities Network in Massachusetts, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School will be hosting a virtual Community Townhall to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

En Español

The community sessions will feature:

  • Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Ways to access the COVID-19 vaccine in your community
  • Experiences with the vaccine from people with IDD and their family members
  • Answers to questions from people with IDD and their family members
  • Access to a medical doctor, a lawyer and other professionals who work with people with disabilities to answer your questions


Upcoming session for Western Massachusetts will be hosted:
DATE: Friday, June 25, 2021
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
EVENT LINK: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Passcode: 826083

Or join by phone 646-876-9923 or 301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 969 8852 4766
Passcode: 826083


Live interpretation into Spanish and American Sign Language will be provided. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) captioning will also be provided. If you have any other accommodation requests during the event, please email us at

We encourage you to submit questions ahead of the event at this link:
Questions will be answered on the virtual event. You may also ask questions during the event.

This event is made possible by federal funding Expanding Disabilities Networks Access to COVID-19 Vaccines from the Administration on Community Living (ACL).