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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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ASERT Collaboration with PA Patient Safety Authority

As the number of Pennsylvanians diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to grow, healthcare facilities are seeing an increase in the number of these individuals seeking care. Negative interactions with the healthcare system and concerns about the quality of care provided to this population have been reported by individuals with ASD, their families, and healthcare providers. Resources such as this can help healthcare facilities improve care for this population.

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Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (ASCEND)

ASCEND seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families in the Greater Philadelphia area impacted by Asperger Syndrome and autism through connections, community and support.

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Assistance with Electric and Utility Bills

Paying bills and managing a budget can be difficult, especially on a fixed income. This information sheet provides information about programs available in Pennsylvania to assist individuals with electric and other utility bills.

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Assistance with Medical Bills

With the rising cost of medical services it can be difficult to afford appropriate and necessary care. This resource provides information on organizations that may be able to help with the costs of healthcare.

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Assistive Technologies

The need for Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services is one of the special considerations that IEP teams MUST address in developing or reviewing the IEP. This specific resource offers information and resources to help make these decisions.

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Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

The Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning is designed to help families prepare for those times during which their child moves from one environment to another and from one developmental stage to another. The focus is on the role of assistive technology during those times.

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Assistive Technology in the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Appropriate assistive technology (AT) devices and services can allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. The purpose of this brochure is to provide guidance to the special educators, related service providers, and parents as they develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) for students using assistive technology.

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Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)

The ASAT website is a leader in providing research summaries for autism treatments so that families and professionals can make informed choices before considering treatment options.

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Attending a Birthday Party

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides helpful tips and suggestions for helping individuals with autism have an enjoyable time at birthday parties.

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Attending a Conference or Workshop

Attending a conference is a great way to learn more about a specific topic, and meet other people who also have an interest in that topic. Here are some things you should know before you go:

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