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Using Visual Schedules Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about using visual schedules to help plan activities and develop a routine.

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Video: All About Your Child

This presentation for families and caregivers provides suggestions on preparing for emergency care for their child.

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Video: Holidays in 2020

This video reviews some of the changes that you and your family may experience in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

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Volunteering

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals figure out what they'd like to volunteer for, where to find volunteering opportunities, and who to volunteer for.

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Washing the Dishes Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals learn how to wash the dishes by hand.

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Wearing a Mask and Communication

As a result of COVID-19, health care providers have recommended people wear masks as a way to prevent the spread of the disease. Wearing masks can be uncomfortable, and for individuals who have sensory sensitivities, it can be even harder. These resources provide a guide for families and caregivers on how to work with loved ones on getting comfortable wearing a mask, different types of masks based on individual needs, as well as information on communicating while wearing masks for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Wearing a Mask Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about wearing a mask to avoid spreading germs. The resource includes why it's important to wear a mask, as well as information about how to safely wear and remove masks. The resource is translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Burmese. An animated version is also available.

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Well-Being in Isolation: Daily Checklist

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a checklist of activities that can be done to help maintain your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What Autism in Toddlers Looks Like

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, autism advocacy groups, and researchers have all drawn attention to the importance of the early detection of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to make access to early intervention possible. Learn how to identify the early signs of autism in the below video, created by Kennedy Krieger in partnership with the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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What is Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT provides a visual guide to help explain the Independent Monitoring for Quality Process (IM4Q). The resource is available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Burmese.

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