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.
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.Read more
This resource provides tips and suggestions on how to request accommodations while in college if you are having trouble due to challenges from a mental health condition.Read more
This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and suggestions for individuals with disabilities who may need to request accommodations in college.Read more
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.Read more
This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about going back out into the community after the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource includes information about how to feel safe going back out and includes an animated version. This resource has also been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese.Read more
Starting middle school is stressful for any student, but the process can be even more challenging for a student on the autism spectrum (ASD) and for his or her parents. Many things will be different. The school will probably be larger, the campus more confusing and the enrollment may be several times greater than in elementary school. The student likely will not know his or her new teachers and, in turn, the teachers might not know anything about the student. The aide, if one is needed and provided, may be a stranger. Many of the students will not know their classmate with ASD. Planning for the transition process will ideally begin several months before the actual transition occurs.Read more