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ASERT Does Not Offer Crisis Services

If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Adjusting to New Situations

This social story, developed by ASERT, talks about ways to stay calm when plans change.

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County Government Offices

This resource is a locator for each county's government resources including County Assistance Offices, Offices of Vocational Rehabilitation, Intermediate Units, Crisis Intervention, and County MH/ID/EI.

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Not Feeling Well Social Story

This social story, developed by ASERT, describes how and when to tell someone when you are sick. An animated social story is also included.

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Relating Personally and Professionally

The work of a direct support professional is very important. However, the professional must keep in mind the importance of balancing things, such as how much assistance you offer versus how much you can foster independence, when working with someone with autism.

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Risk Identification and Reporting

Individuals with autism, like other individuals with disabilities, may be considered a “vulnerable” population. Identifying when someone you support is engaging in behavior that puts him or her at risk is critical to your support role.

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Social Story: Custody Hearing, What to Expect

This social story was created by ASERT to explain the process of a custody hearing to individuals with autism.

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Social Story: Rules of Juvenile Probation

These social stories were created by ASERT to describe the various aspects and rules of juvenile probation.

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State Employment Leadership Network

State Employment Leadership Network website provides updates on the Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs 2017 Online webinars.

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