“ When I use my strength in the service of my vision,
it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde


Greetings to you!

The resources featured in this issue of the Buzz bring you some very welcome news from the CDC as well as multiple articles about specific disabilities, most written from a personal point of view.

Keep up the great work!

The CPIR Team


First, the Good News!

Gotten Vaccinated Yet? CDC’s New Guidelines for Those Vaccinated
(Available in multiple languages) | The CDC has just issued guidelines for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The guidelines are available in English, Spanish, and other languages such as Vietnamese, simplified Chinese, and Korean. Based on what CDC knows about the vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. There are also precautions and behaviors they should maintain regardless of their vaccination.

Resources about Specific Disabilities

8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD
This parent writes, “Eventually, I realized something that made it a little easier to handle how my son behaves in publish and in school sometimes. Most people who judge do it because they just don’t know. So here’s what I’d like them to understand about me, my son, and ADHD.”

Accepting Yourself ADHD and All
This individual writes: “I was diagnosed with ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorder when I was five years of age. By middle and high school, I became more aware of and concerned with others’ perceptions of me. Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is a condition that causes extreme emotional sensitivity to being criticized, whether that criticism is real or perceived. Although this mental health condition is gaining more attention, it is still relatively new and is not included in most diagnostic manuals.” Learn more at about RSD in this candid resource.

Rare Disorders Fact Sheet Updated!
CPIR has updated its Rare Disorders fact sheet, where you can investigate the over 7,000 known rare disorders/diseases, find genetics information, learn about relevant laws and orphan drugs, and more.

How to Grandparent a Child With Special Needs
(Also available in Spanish) | Being the grandparent of a child with special needs can bring incredible joy but is also complicated, say grandparents like Oricchio, as well as advocates and other experts. About 17% of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, which is one reason grandparents are so important. Find out more in this article, which features the voices of many grandparents.


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