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ASERT Does Not Offer Crisis Services

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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Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable individuals and families.

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Diversionary Programs: Justice System

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides an overview of what diversionary programs are, the goals of such programs, and examples of these programs in the justice system.

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Employment Information for Employers

Below is information on employment that we hope potential employers will find useful when interacting with their employees!

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Evidence-Based Practices

This resource provides information about evidence-based practices, what it means, how they're determined and a list of established treatments from the National Standards Project.

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Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

This resource provides information and resources for providers to support individuals and families who may come across misinformation related to COVID-19.

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Fire Safety Outreach Materials for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reviews and collects resources that can be used in public outreach activities to help keep people with disabilities safe from home fires. Please click on the link below to access this helpful resource.

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Fire Safety Tips

Fire safety is important for everyone, but particularly important for individuals with disabilities and those with limited communication skills. Here are some tips and resources to support people with disabilities.

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Getting a Haircut During COVID-19 Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about getting a haircut during the COVID-19 pandemic. An animated version of the social story is also included. This resource has also been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.

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Getting Tested for COVID-19 Social Story

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a visual guide for what to expect if someone needs to be tested for COVID-19. An animated version is also available.

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Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine Social Stories

These social stories provide a visual explanation of what to expect when getting the vaccine for COVID-19 and what you may experience after getting the vaccine. Social stories are provided in both English and Spanish, and have also been developed into videos.

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