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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: Health

Assuring Health and Safety: What does that mean for the Direct Support Professional?

This webcast from the Bureau of Autism Services, provides information on waiver assurance, incident management, abuse and neglect, restrictive procedures and assuring health & safety for direct support professionals who work with individuals who have autism.

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Autism & Safety (National Autism Association Safety Initiative)

Wandering can occur anywhere at anytime. The first time can often be the worst time. This is a brochure with suggestions for keeping someone with autism who wanders safe.

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Autism & Sexuality

This video recording of Dr. Peter Gerhardt's keynote presentation "Sexuality & Sexuality Instruction with Learners with ASD: What Behavior Analysts and Others Need to Know" provides an overview of the issues people with autism face regarding sexuality.

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Autism Escapes

Autism Escapes is an organization who will help families arrange air travel on private jets for families of children with autism who require specialized medical treatment.

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Autism Safety Tips in a Healthcare Setting

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. The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority received 138 event reports involving patients with ASD from July 2004 through August 2014. Thirteen of the events were Serious Events and caused harm to the patient. Analysis of event report narratives revealed 12 patient safety concern themes involving patients with ASD. Know what you can do as an ASD patient or family member to improve care while using the healthcare system.

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Autism Speaks Toilet Training Toolkit

Oftentimes, the challenges faced by children with autism can make toilet training especially difficult. Understanding these challenges can help you come up with different ways to meet your child’s needs and teach him or her to use the toilet.

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Autism Symptoms

Despite the range of possible symptoms, there are certain actions and behaviors that are common in ASD and could signal that a child is on the autism spectrum.

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Autism, Epilepsy & Seizures

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Community Resources© are original collaborations with leading service providers that address gaps in information that is much-needed by the community of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. All of the resources have been co-created with expert partners who also share them with their constituents as well as the community at large. Our community resources are free and downloadable or can be obtained at a minimal cost that only benefits our partnering organization.

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Autism, Sex and Science

A TEDx presentation by Simon Baron-Cohen where he discusses topics related to Autism, sex, and science.

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Be Safe Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources from various sources on the topic of safety for individuals with autism. This resource provides information on how to prevent harm and intervention techniques for when safety is compromised.

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