For children with disabilities, OHA’s mobile medical teams bring COVID-19 vaccines to families who can’t go to them

Available in Spanish. This summer, as families with children with disabilities prepare their youngest to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, they may find themselves facing unusually high levels of anxiety in their youngsters. But the good news is they don’t have face it alone – and they don’t even have to leave home. “For any child, […]

Las clínicas sensoriales hacen que las vacunas sean accesibles para todos

Actualización 7 de julio de 2022: El Arco del Condado de Lane ofrece clínicas de vacunación sensoriales para niños desde los 6 meses de edad. Consulta aquí las fechas de los eventos hasta 2022. Para los dos hijos de LeAndra Schneider, que tienen autismo, hacer fila en un evento de vacunación contra el COVID-19 puede […]

Sensory-friendly clinics make vaccines accessible to all

Available in Spanish Update July 7, 2022: The Arc of Lane County is offering sensory-friendly vaccination clinics for children as young as 6 months old. Check here for event dates through 2022. For LeAndra Schneider’s two children, who have autism, waiting in line at a COVID-19 vaccine event can be overwhelming. Her son gets anxious […]

Accessibility Kits help make vaccination a ‘possible and positive’ experience for all

Oregon Health Authority wants to make vaccination events accessible for everyone. To that end, OHA has developed a set of tools that community partners can use to support communication and access to information for people with disabilities, those who primarily use a language other than English and anyone who could benefit from accommodations at vaccination […]

Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities and their families to get vaccinated

When they received the news that their organization would receive Health Equity Grant funds to reduce the sense of isolation in children with disabilities and their families, Creating Opportunities put on their khaki shorts and started planning a big drive-thru safari event. As a community-based organization for families of children and adults with developmental disabilities […]