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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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Author: Andrea Layton

Tools to Support Emergency Room Personnel

These resources, developed by ASERT in collaboration with IUP and Allegheny General Hospital, provides information for Emergency Room personnel on how to support individuals with autism who need emergency care.

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Transition Toolkit

A collection of transition toolkits across the life span, organized by time periods from infant through adulthood. This resource page was designed to allow you to find these toolkits in one place to help make the journey a little easier.

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Trauma and Coping

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support professionals working with individuals who have autism on understanding what trauma is, identifying triggers, and learning strategies to help them support individuals who may have experienced trauma.

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Understanding Self-Advocacy

This fact sheet from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides guidance for parents on how to discuss self-advocacy with their child, as well as resources for understanding self-advocacy. Also available in Spanish.

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United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service

United Way’s 2-1-1 provides FREE and confidential information and referral. 2-1-1 is there to help with basic needs such as food, housing, and health care. It also can help in areas such as employment, psychological health, and more. 2-1-1 is available 24/7 through their phone service and website.

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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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Video: If People Don’t Wear Masks

This video provides do's and don'ts if you see someone not wearing a mask while out in public.

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Video: Understanding Quarantine

This video provides information on how, when, and who should quarantine during COVID-19.

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Visual Schedule Resources

This collection of resources includes information about visual schedules and using visual schedules for individuals with autism. These resources have information for individuals with autism, their families, providers, and the community.

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