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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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Medicaid Waivers for Individuals with Autism

This page is about Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers in Pennsylvania. HCBS Waivers are a type of Medicaid program that provides long-term services and supports to groups of people who need support to live in their communities.

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Medical Assistance

Medical Assistance has the greatest coverage of medical and mental health services for persons under 18. It is the ONLY insurance that always covers Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). Medical Assistance can be a child’s only insurance or it can be used with another insurance plan.

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Moving from Preschool To Kindergarten

Leaving preschool to enter a more formal educational system represents a major transition for every parent and child. The environment will be new, challenges will be different and new relationships will be formed. While parents of children on the autism spectrum (ASD) initially may approach this time with trepidation, it actually represents an opportunity for learning and developing new friendships and relationships.

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Moving to Pennsylvania: Now What?

This resource provides information about services and supports available in Pennsylvania for individuals with autism, and how to get connected to those services and supports.

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Occupational Therapy for Young Children

This resource provides basic information about Occupational Therapy for young children from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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Office of Dispute Resolution & Education Consult Line

Providing services to families of children with disabilities and students considered gifted and the educational agencies that serve them.

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One Place for Special Needs

A collection of social stories which provides sequential, step-by-step steps for a number of activities.

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PA Autism Insurance Act (Act 62)

This is a collection of resources from various sources on the topic of the PA Autism Insurance Act. Topics range from general informational resources for families to filing health insurance appeals and more.

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PA Families, Inc

(PFI) is the statewide family network that convenes families of children in child-serving systems, connects them to information and resources to maximize their quality of life, and collaborates to improve community supports, services, and family outcomes.

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PA Family Network

The PA Family Network was created to support families and the major elements of the Community of Practice goals.

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