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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: Housing

Fulfilling the American Dream

Having a home to call one’s own is a giant milestone millions of Americans strive to achieve.

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Home Safety (ASA)

Most parents and caregivers view safety as a significant concern regarding their children in the home environment.

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Housing Affordability Terms

This one page resource from Shelterforce provides explanations of housing affordability terms and their definitions.

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Housing Quick Reference Guide

Pennsylvania has a variety of housing programs and services that can help older adults and people with disabilities, individuals and families with low incomes, or those who are at-risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. This information listed on the handout will help connect individuals, families, and providers with someone at the local level that can directly assist with housing needs.

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How Do I Find an Apartment?

Finding an apartment may seem pretty easy, but there is actually a lot that you must be aware of before signing a lease. Below are several steps involved in finding an apartment that will work for you.

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JFCS Housing

JFCS is a comprehensive agency serving individuals, children and seniors through all phases of the life cycle.

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Lifesharing

Lifesharing, or Family Living, is a housing option for individuals with intellectual disabilities in which up to two individuals with intellectual disabilities live with unrelated qualified caregivers with Office of Developmental Programs funding.

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Opening Doors: A Discussion Of Residential Options For Adults Living With Autism And Related Disorders

This study from 2009 addresses current and projected demand for life-long living options that support individuals with autism and related disorders who are unable to live on their own.

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Philly Tenant Resource Guide

The Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Tenant Resource Guide contains information on housing resources, including where to go for emergency shelter, legal assistance, and rental assistance; how to prepare for an eviction hearing; and how to address housing discrimination.

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Promoting Self Determination in the Home

10 Steps to Independence: Promoting Self-Determination in the Home is a guide for parents to help their child become self-determined. It focuses on ten key issues including exploration and self-esteem.

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