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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Call Tracking Category: Professional

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: 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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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Stress, anxiety, and depression are common challenges that many people face. It is important to recognize these challenges in individuals that your support - though the expressions and triggers may vary depending on the situation.

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