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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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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 Autism Spectrum Disorder?

This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives a range information about autism from definitions, to diagnostic strategies, treatments, and risk factors.

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What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School

This tool from the US Department of Education provides parents and caregivers with a set of questions to ask and important issues to consider when approaching their child’s teachers, principals, and counselors about his or her development.

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What to Consider When Looking for a Qualified ABA Provider

This website, from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University, provides information and resources for parents on what to look for when choosing a qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provider.

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What to Do if You Get Pulled Over

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals know what to do if they get pulled over by the police.

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What to do if your SSI benefits were cut off when you turned 18

When you turn 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your case to see if you still meet the requirements to receive SSI. The rules change when you turn 18, and some people lose their benefits.

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What to Expect in an Autism Evaluation

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for parents and caregivers on what to expect when their child has an autism evaluation.

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Writing Effective Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

This resource explains the importance of measurable annual goals for a student with disabilities and how to create one that aligns with Pennsylvania standards.

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Your Special Education Rights

Empowering parents with the knowledge and understanding they need to advocate for their child’s education through engaging video programs.

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Your Way Home Montgomery County

Your Way Home Montgomery County is the county's unified and coordinated housing crisis response system for families or individuals experiencing homelessness. Their website has resources for the individuals to get more information including a Call Center, Housing Resource Centers, and more housing resources.

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