We know some folks with developmental disabilities struggle with wearing masks when they go out into the community. That’s why MCBDDS Behavior Support Specialist Brian Katchmer created a video that explains why we wear masks and how to wear them properly. He also shows different types of masks: https://youtu.be/YklWRwT0AzU.

In addition, our Behavior Support Team created two social stories–one for adults, and one for children–about why face masks are needed. You can check them out at https://www.mcbdds.org/765/Social-Stories-Helping-People-Understand.

How to put on and take off a mask:

Surgical mask:

Cloth mask:

How to clean the mask:

Hand washing: