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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: Justice System

Hearings and Arraignments

This resource provides an overview of hearings and arraignments in the Pennsylvania justice system.

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How to Create a Social Story

This resource is designed to help justice system professionals create social stories for individuals with autism who may become involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. Read below to learn more about creating social stories.

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Judge’s Guide to Autism

The Judge's Guide to Autism is intended to serve as a resource for judges involved with criminal justice/autism initiatives in their communities.

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Justice Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources on the topic of the justice system for justice system professionals and individuals with autism. Topics range from the law to court appearances, interacting with police, and more.

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Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission

The Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System is a dynamic and ever-changing institution dedicated to serving the Commonwealth’s juvenile offenders, victims, communities, and families. This website contains information about the Juvenile Court Judges' Commission and a wide range of resources.

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Juvenile Justice

Frequently asked questions about youth with disabilities in regards to the justice system.

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Law Enforcement 101 for Parents

Serving children and adults who have special needs attain educational and community-based supports, and assisting adults who have special needs access services and if needed SSDI.

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Legal Clinic for the Disabled

The Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) provides free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. We help our clients overcome obstacles that might otherwise compromise their health, independence or quality of life.

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Mental Health Courts in PA

This resource provides information on mental health courts in PA, including eligibility, referrals, and expectations.

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Navigating the Justice System

The following resources have been created by The Office of Developmental Programs in collaboration with William F. Ward, Retired Judge, Alleghany County, PA. These resources and self-guided Prezi presentation are intended for supporters to better understand the Pennsylvania justice process and identify places to engage, advocate, and intervene.

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