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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: Screening, Diagnosis and Assessment

Be Well, Think Well: Services and Treatments for Bipolar Disorders

This resource will provide information about the treatments for bipolar disorder.

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Be Well, Think Well: Supporting Individuals with Bipolar and Autism

Use this resource to get suggestions on how to support someone with bipolar disorder.

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CAR Autism Roadmap

This resource provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact on families and individuals.

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CDC Screening and Diagnosis

Diagnosing autism can be a confusing and complex process, this resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on the process of screening and diagnosing autism.

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CDC: Concerned About Your Child’s Development

This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information and resources for parents who may be concerned about their child's development and how to talk to professionals about their concerns.

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Characteristics of Autism

This resource, designed for direct support staff, provides a basic introduction to the different characteristics of autism.

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Data on Autism: Five Facts to Know

This website provides five facts about autism from the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

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Discussing Concerns with Family Members

It is natural to be unsure of how to share your concerns with family members.

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DSM V Frequently Asked Questions

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the guidebook used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose mental disorders in children and adults. The new guidebook, DSM-5, contains significant changes to the criteria currently used to diagnose autism, including incorporating several diagnoses (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) into the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The new criteria for ASD are based on research and expert opinion and are intended to more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism. AACAP has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions about these changes to help families understand the impact they may have on children with autism.

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Early Childhood Resource Collection

This collection of resources covers different topics related to early childhood including information on developmental milestones, signs of autism, early intervention services, and resources for families of young children who were recently diagnosed with autism.

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