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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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Guide to Emergency Information Collection in PA

People with autism may get scared or confused in an emergency. It can help first responders to know about a person with autism when they are responding to an emergency in the home so that they may help them. Some counties in PA collect information about which households have people with special health needs. If there is an emergency, the county will share this information with first responders. Each county is different, please contact your county’s Office of Emergency Management to learn about your county. You can additionally reach out to your local police department to ensure they are aware.

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Guides on Managing Someone Else’s Money

Millions of Americans manage money or property for a loved one who’s unable to pay bills or make financial decisions. To help financial caregivers, they’ve released easy-to-understand guides.

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Hand Washing Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism on how to wash hands to help stay healthy. This resource has also been translated into Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic.

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Health Care Quality Units (HCQU)

Health Care Quality Units (HCQUs) serve as the entity responsible to county ID programs for the overall health status of individuals receiving services in the county programs.

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Health Insurance Marketplace

A resource available to individuals, families, and small businesses to learn about their health insurance coverage options.

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Hiram G. Andrews Center

Offering quality individualized post-secondary education, pre-employment transition and support services to customers as they determine and pursue individualized goals of employment and independence in the community.

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Housing Affordability Terms

This one page resource from Shelterforce provides explanations of housing affordability terms and their definitions.

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Housing Quick Reference Guide

Pennsylvania has a variety of housing programs and services that can help older adults and people with disabilities, individuals and families with low incomes, or those who are at-risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. This information listed on the handout will help connect individuals, families, and providers with someone at the local level that can directly assist with housing needs.

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How Do I Find an Apartment?

Finding an apartment may seem pretty easy, but there is actually a lot that you must be aware of before signing a lease. Below are several steps involved in finding an apartment that will work for you.

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How Do I Know if I’m Ready for College?

This resource, developed by ASERT for #ASDNext, provides talking points and questions to consider for someone who is thinking about attending college or post-secondary training.

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