Improving the Vaccination Experience: Accessible Vaccination for Neurodiverse People at Any Age

December 13, 2022

About This Webinar

People with autism and other developmental disabilities have lower childhood immunization rates than their peers without autism, leaving them vulnerable to many vaccine-preventable diseases. The vaccination visit can be especially stressful for these families. Effective strategies exist to reduce pain and anxiety for these families during the vaccination visit.

In this webinar, the Autism Society discusses practical tips to improve vaccine confidence by employing strategies to reduce stress when vaccinating neurodiverse patients. There is a question and answer session at the end of the webinar.

These resources from the Autism Society are mentioned in the webinar:

Fear of Needles and the COVID-19 Vaccine:

This webinar was developed by and supported by Grant No. CDC-RFA-IP21-2104 from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.


Danielle Hall, MSW
Program Manager, Vaccine Education Initiative, Autism Society

Allie Tasche, BEd, MSLOD
Director of National Programs, Autism Society

Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH
President and CEO,

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Director for Research,; Quinn’s mother

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