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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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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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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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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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Telehealth

This resource provides information about changes to the rules for telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ten Strategies for Traveling with a Child with Autism

Traveling can be challenging for children and adults with autism. The changes in routine, unpredictability, crowds, new noises, and sights can all make the experience difficult for people on the spectrum and their families. We hope that with a little planning and information using the resources below, the doors will open to new travel opportunities for you and your family.

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The Impact of Autism on Siblings

This presentation by Michael J. Murray, MD, Director, Division of Autism Services, Penn State College of Medicine, describes how siblings may be affected by autism.

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The Importance of Completing a Premise History Form

This resource provides information on the importance of completing a Premise History Form and what should be included to keep you or a loved one in your family safe in the event of an emergency.

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The Juvenile Justice Process

There are many differences between the Juvenile Justice System and the Adult Criminal Justice System. This document shows the Juvenile Justice Process in PA.

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The Transition Process from Early Intervention to School-Age Programs

This resource provides information on Preschool Early Intervention services, multi-disciplinary evaluations, and provider agencies for ongoing Preschool Early Intervention services.

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