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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: Medical Assistance/Social Security

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid

This resource provides information about Medicaid for individuals with autism, including a visual, easy to read version as well as a plain text version.

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Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates

This resource has been developed to equip self-advocates with autism to understand and navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Applying for Medicaid for a Child with a Disability: PH-95 Category

You can apply for Medicaid in many ways in Pennsylvania. The PH-95 Category is one way. This resource provides information for families on how to apply using the PH-95 category for children under teh age of 18, with disabilities.

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APPRISE

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.

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ASAN Toolkit on Health Care and the Transition to Adulthood

ASAN’s toolkit on health care and the transition to adulthood provides resources for advocacy both on an individual and a system-wide basis.

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Assistance with Medical Bills

With the rising cost of medical services it can be difficult to afford appropriate and necessary care. This resource provides information on organizations that may be able to help with the costs of healthcare.

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Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Regardless of the reasons your children might not have health insurance, CHIP may be able to help you.

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Community HealthChoices (CHC)

HealthChoices is the name of Pennsylvania's managed care programs for Medical Assistance recipients.

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COMPASS

COMPASS provides you access to many of Pennsylvania’s health and human services benefits online and allows you to learn about benefits and see if you qualify.

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Getting Medical Assistance for a Child with a Disability Guide

Available publications (in pdf format) concerning Medicaid and Children are listed below. Also included are useful links to sites with content related to this topic.

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