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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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Category: Daily Living Skills

Supporting New Habits

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support staff and others working with individuals who have autism on how to help teach new skills and support new habits.

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Teaching the Person with Autism How to Drive

Driving is tough. This article focuses on skill resources when teaching an individual on the spectrum how to drive.

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Templates for Personalized Teaching Stories

A template that families can use to make their individualized social stories for their child on the spectrum. These templates are for common occurrences that you may need to teach your child about, such as going to a restaurant.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Parenting

These resources provide information on custody rights of parents with mental illnesses, as well as strategies to support the parenting skills of individuals with mental health conditions.

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Ten Strategies for Traveling with a Child with Autism

Traveling can be challenging for children and adults with autism. The changes in routine, unpredictability, crowds, new noises, and sights can all make the experience difficult for people on the spectrum and their families. We hope that with a little planning and information using the resources below, the doors will open to new travel opportunities for you and your family.

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The National Autistic Society

This page from the National Autistic Society describes behaviors that are associated with autism and provides information, tips, and strategies.

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The Savvy Saving Seniors

These toolkits, developed by the National Council on Aging, were created to help prevent older adults from falling prey to scams and give advice on how to be smart with their money.

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The Spectrum of Communication

Communication permits us to advocate for our needs, develop relationships, and participate in our community. When supporting someone with Autism, the most important thing to keep in mind at all times is that speech does not equal communication.

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Tips and Guidelines for Using Mass Transit for Individuals with Autism

These information sheets provide general tips about using mass transit in Pennsylvania as well as specific information about using buses, trains, taxis, and the subway system.

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Tips for a Hotel Stay

Staying away from home can be a stressful situation for an individual with autism. The following tips may help reduce anxiety about staying in an unfamiliar place and make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.

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