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Coronavirus information for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability

The Australian Government Department of Health has released a new fact sheet for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability. The fact sheet gives families the information they need to support their family member to access healthcare during coronavirus.

The fact sheet looks at:

  • the risks for people with intellectual or developmental disability
  • what families can do to protect them
  • how families can support access to healthcare
  • what to do if a family member or person with disability has symptoms of coronavirus.

To find more information and the latest health advice, you can visit the coronavirus web page from the Australian Government Department of Health.

For disability-specific information, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Original resource

Australian Government Department of Health website

Advocacy tips

  • Talk to the person you support about taking care of their health and wellbeing. You can visit the Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) website to find more coronavirus information and health information, including mental health.

  • It might be useful to collect all the relevant health information to use as a communication tool. For example, the My Health Matters folder on the CID website or the Julian’s Key Health Passport on the Queensland Government website.

Date
26 May 2020
Category
Health
State
Applies to all states