Most of what we know is not specific to people with autism, with a few exceptions. For example, autistic people who live in residential settings with many other people, which we call congregate facilities, are more likely to contract COVID, much like older people in nursing homes. But also, people with autism have higher rates of underlying health conditions, and those conditions put them at risk for severe disease if they get COVID. People with behavioral or developmental conditions like autism may have other difficulties with preventive measures and communication. Some states have found people with intellectual disabilities, some of whom also have autism, may have a greater risk of dying from COVID if they become infected. And, for people who need direct support, that also comes with greater exposure risk because service providers often see multiple people in a day; or a week and close contact is unavoidable. All of these are reasons it is critical to get one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines as soon as you are able.