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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

Diversionary Programs: Justice System

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides an overview of what diversionary programs are, the goals of such programs, and examples of these programs in the justice system.

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Drexel University Life Course Outcomes

The Life Course Outcomes Research Program is part of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and focuses on information about life course outcomes for individuals with autism. The program looks to determine if practices to support individuals with autism already underway are making an impact, while also examining innovative new practices.

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Driving and Asperger’s: Balancing Independence and Safety

This video from Asperger/Autism Network reviews current knowledge on driving with Aspergers.

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Dual Diagnosis Training

The Dual Diagnosis Curriculum contains 20 core training modules which provide the basic information that anyone would need to support an individual who has a dual diagnosis.

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Elwyn’s Philadelphia Resource List for Autism and Special Needs

This guide for parents and professionals in the Philadelphia area lists resources and information in the local area.

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Emergency Responder Notification Forms

Many counties throughout Pennsylvania have created a form to notify emergency responders that individuals on the autism spectrum, or with other diagnoses or needs, live at a particular address. It is important for emergency responders to be made aware of who lives in the home, any sensitivities than the autistic individual may have, and the types of behavior the responders may witness so they are better prepared to safely handle a potential emergency situation.

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Employment Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources focused on employment, aimed at helping individuals with autism find, and keep jobs.

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Encouraging Independence

This resource provides information for direct support staff on how they can encourage the individuals with autism they support to be more independent in their lives.

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Exploring the Options of a Two- or Four-Year College

This fact sheet provides information for students with disabilities who would like to attend college.

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Future Planning

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information on direct support staff on how they can support individuals with autism to plan for their futures.

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