Autism Speaks hosts webinar on COVID-19 vaccine accessibility tools

July 2, 2021

In support of the White House’s Vaccine Month of Action, Autism Speaks hosted a webinar in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Autism Society of America, and the Autism Science Foundation to share information about COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for the autism community June 30.

Panelists from the partnering organizations shared the health impacts of COVID-19 on the autism community, the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, and tools and resources for making the vaccine experience more accessible for autistic people.

Speakers included:

  • Thomas W. Frazier, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks
  • Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
  • Chris Banks, President and CEO, Autism Society of America
  • Alycia Halladay, Chief Science Officer, Autism Science Foundation
  • Arianna Esposito, Director of Services and Supports, Autism Speaks
  • Arun Karpur, Director of Data Science and Evaluation Research, Autism Speaks

Watch the webinar recording below or on our YouTube channel.