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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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How to Create a Coping Zone

This resource developed by ASERT provides tips and tools for parents on how to manage family stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to know if your child’s program uses ABA

A selected list of the key features, expectations, and delivery standards common to high quality ABA programs.

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How to Register to Vote

This resource provides a a step-by step guide for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities on how to register to vote.

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IDEA Parent Guide

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has created the IDEA Parent Guide to help you become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting your child’s special learning and behavioral needs.

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IEP Tip Sheets

This resource includes Individual Education Plan tip sheets for families for several languages.

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Importance of Early Intervention

The Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created in 1986 to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, minimize potential developmental delay, and reduce educational costs to our society by minimizing the need for special education services as children with disabilities reach school age. Part C provides early intervention (EI) services to infants and toddlers aged birth to three with developmental delays or a medical condition likely to lead to a developmental delay. Part C is not intended to be a stand-alone program. The intent is to build inter-agency partnerships among state agencies and programs in health, education, human services and developmental disabilities.

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In the Emergency Room – Social Story

This resource offers information about what to expect when staying in an emergency room. Things that you can ask for and things that are expected of you.

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Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Social Stories

This is a collection of social stories developed by ASERT to explain the Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) purpose and process. The social stories have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Burmese.

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Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Information for Parents and Caregivers

This resource is a collection of information from multiple sources including PaTTAN and the Department of Education, on what to know about Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and what parents and caregivers need to know to be prepared for their child's IEP meetings.

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Individualizing Support for Individuals with Autism

This resource, developed by ASERT for direct support professionals, provides information on how to create a person-centered approach that is focused on individual strengths and abilities when working with individuals who have autism.

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