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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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PAAutism.org, an ASERT Autism Resource Guide

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Stories From the Human Services System

Jan. 18, 2022

DHS is collecting stories from providers and caring professionals about why their work is essential and why they chose their careers. The goal is to highlight the stories of our broader human services system and how the caring industry and those who make this work possible make an impact in all parts of our communities. If you or your colleagues are interested and willing, please consider sharing your story.

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COVID-19 Safety and Treatment Reminders

Jan. 03, 2022

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is sending out this Health Alert as a reminder that COVID-19 continues to have high levels of community spread in Pennsylvania and elsewhere across the United States.

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Guidance for Use of Assistive Technology and Remote Supports in Residential Settings

Dec. 13, 2021

The announcement provides guidance to licensees that operate Community Homes for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Autism, licensees that operate Life Sharing Homes, ODP-enrolled providers of licensed or unlicensed Residential Habilitation, ODP-enrolled providers of licensed or unlicensed Life Sharing, and/or ODP-enrolled Supported Living providers (“Providers”) about the use of assistive technology and remote supports to achieve individual’s goals and outcomes while balancing the benefits of technology use with the requirement to protect each individual’s right to privacy.

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HHS Launches Hotline to Improve Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Jun. 09, 2021

The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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