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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Age Group: Young Adult

Managing Your Money

This step-by-step plan will help you get a handle on your finances and reclaim your financial independence.

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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 for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (also called “MAWD”) is a state health insurance program for individuals who have chronic health problems and are working. MAWD is often a good option for individuals who have too much income to qualify for other categories of Medical Assistance (MA) but who nonetheless need health insurance. MAWD provides comprehensive health insurance coverage and, compared to other MA programs, MAWD has high income and resource limits. It also has flexible work and disability requirements. This guide explains each MAWD eligibility requirement in depth, and tells you how to apply.

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My Place Program

Kutztown University encourages academically qualified students with disabilities to participate in it's educational programs and services. My Place provides enhanced services for KU students with autism spectrum disorders. The program focuses on three major areas: academics, social skills, and daily living skills.

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National Autism Indicators Reports

The National Autism Indicators Report series presents the research findings from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes Program. Reports include statistics on high school students with autism, developmental disability services and outcomes in adulthood, vocational rehabilitation, and transition into young adulthood.

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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures.

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Attempting to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

Working to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment, and independent living.

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Navigating Health Services

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support staff on how to help the individuals they support to navigate different health services and systems.

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Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

The purpose of this guide is to help parents better understand the juvenile justice process, particularly how it works for a child with a disability. This guide will walk parents through each stage of the process, pointing out the places where the parent’s input is especially important.

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