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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: Self-Advocacy

Finding a Support Group

This resource was developed by ASERT to help individuals find a support group.

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Guest Speaker Topics for Autism Support Groups (Ages 17+)

This resource developed by ASERT gives examples of topics for guest speakers to talk about at autism support groups with members that are 17 and older.

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How I See It: Person-first vs. identity-first language

As part of the "How I See It" series on PAAutism.org and ASDNext.org, people in the Pennsylvania autism community describe their thoughts on the labels of "autistic" or "person with autism."

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Maintaining an Autism Support/Self-Advocacy Group

This resource was developed by ASERT to help those running a support or self-advocacy group in maintaining the group.

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Mental Health Awareness Month Video Series

This is a collection of videos and resources about different ways to stay mentally well.

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PA Gathering: Health, Wellness, and Well-Being

This resource contains information from the first PA Gathering including a recording of the presentations and discussions, copies of the presentations and additional resources to supplement the topic.

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Public Comment Period

This short video provides an explanation of what public comment periods are, and how to get involved.

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Roadmap and Guide Back Into the Community

This guide, developed by ASERT and SAU-1 for the AID in PA initiative, provides self-advocates with information and questions to help guide discussions about their readiness to go back into the community during COVID-19.

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Self-Advocate’s Guide to American’s with Disabilities Act

This resource, developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), is a plain language toolkit that explains the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Starting an Autism Support/Self-Advocacy Group

This resource was developed by ASERT to help individuals start their own support and/or self-advocacy group.

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