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Fight the Flu: It's Important to the Disability Community!

This year, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. The flu shot is the best way to protect against the flu. It reduces the risk of serious flu-related illness requiring care in hospitals already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities has developed new resources to explain the importance of the flu shot to the disability community and help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities understand what to expect when getting the shot.

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Fight the Flu: It's Important to the Disability Community explains why getting the flu shot is important to the disability community and provides recommendations and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Fight the Flu: It's Important to the Disability Community (English) (Spanish)

 


Getting a Flu Shot coverGetting a Flu Shot: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities helps readers understand why it's important to get a flu shot and what to expect when getting the shot. Direct Support Professionals, family members, and others that provide support can use this social story to prepare people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for getting the flu shot by printing or sharing with the person on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

 

Getting a Flu Shot: A Social Story for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (English) (Spanish)

 

New Cultural & Linguistic Competence Resources

 

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The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities has created a Cultural & Linguistic Competence Resources page on our web site as part of our commitment to promoting cultural and linguistic competence, advancing racial justice, and addressing disparities across health, education, and human service systems. Our Cultural & Linguistic Competence Resources page highlights some of The Boggs Center's efforts to address disparities in access to care and services for diverse people with disabilities and their families, and contains a selection of information and resources from New Jersey and across the country that offer a starting point for understanding issues of inequality and intersectionality, including:

• Boggs Center resources, community education, and research
• New Jersey resources
• National resources on cultural competence and racial equity, intersectionality, implicit bias, and plain language and accessible resources


Cultural Competence Resource for Support Coordinators


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The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities is pleased to share Providing Culturally Competent Support Coordination Services. This resource provides an overview of culture, describes the Support Coordinator's role in providing culturally competent services, and offers planning strategies for working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

 

 

 

New Resource on Voting in the 2020 General Election

 

Voting in New Jersey's 2020 General Election coverOn Tuesday, November 3rd, voters will choose the: U.S. President, all members of New Jersey’s House of Representatives, 1 U.S. Senate seat, and other local representatives. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, most voters in New Jersey’s General Election will vote by mail.

 

Voting in New Jersey’s 2020 General Election, a 2-page resource developed by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights New Jersey, and the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities provides step-by-step information to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities vote in the 2020 General Election by mail or at the polls.

 

Voting in New Jersey's 2020 General Election (English) (Spanish)

 

Need more information about voting?

 

Read Voting: It’s Your Right for more information about voting and voting rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Voting: It’s Your Rightwas developed by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities in collaboration with Disability Rights New Jersey and the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. The updated 4th edition is available electronically in English and Spanish. 

 

Stay up-to-date on changes to the voting process related to COVID-19 by contacting your county's election officials or visiting the New Jersey Division of Elections 2020 New Jersey Voter Information Portal.

 

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Information and Resources Related to COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC imageAcross the world, we are experiencing an unprecedented set of challenges as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and other protective measures. Having reliable, up to date information and resources to help us better understand COVID-19, necessary health and hygiene precautions, and strategies to maintain emotional well-being is important to us all. 

 
The Boggs Center, as New Jersey’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and New Jersey’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program, has compiled a selection of resources from New Jersey and across the country that may be useful to the disability community across the state. 

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COVID-19 Update Related to Boggs Center Events

 
  • In effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus and protect those who are most vulnerable, Boggs Center events have either been moved online or are postponed in compliance with Rutgers University’s directives related to public events.

  • Please refer to the following links for program and training specific information:

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