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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Students with Autism: Online Resources & Support

This website, part of the Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) website, provides information and resources on education. This guide was developed by an individual with autism.

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Supporting Engagement at Home

This resource provides tips and suggestions for parents and caregivers on how to help loved ones stay engaged with friends, family and support staff during the COVID-19 social distancing measures.

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Supporting Siblings Through COVID-19

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides helpful tips and information for parents on supporting siblings of individuals with disabilities during COVID-19.

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Supportive Technology

There are many different terms that are used when talking about assistive technology which can make it confusing to tell the difference between different services and supports. This guide provides an overview of some common terms and examples related to assistive technology.

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Survival Circuit and Post-Traumatic Stress

The survival circuit is how our bodies and brains respond to threats around us. Our brains are made to respond this way to help us survive threats and stress.

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Talk, Read, Sing Together Every Day

A toolkit full of tips - including talking, reading, and singing - to help improve a child's early language development and experiences.

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Talking About Going into the Community

Due to COVID-19, people have been limited in being able to go into the community. Schools, stores and businesses have been closed, leaving people to spend most of their time at home. As places start to open, it's important to discuss how comfortable your loved one is with going into the community. This resource provides parents and caregivers with some things to consider when talking with loved ones.

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Teachers’ Desk Reference: Preparing for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team Meeting

Teachers are integral members of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team and may be responsible to lead activities related to planning and gathering information for the IEP meeting. This Teachers’ Desk Reference provides information to assist teachers in following established timelines and procedures. This publication also offers tips to help teachers organize preparation tasks that result in sound IEPs that meet state and federal regulations. This resource is available on the website of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN).

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Teaching New Skills

These resources provide tips and guidance for parents on teaching new skills to individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.

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Technology Assisted Children’s Home Program (TACHP)

The Technology Assisted Children’s Home Program (TACHP) provides advocacy, resources, and support for families who have children at home and use any sort of machine to replace a vital organ.

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