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Category: Self-Advocacy

Beyond Autism Awareness: What’s Next?

This recording is from a webinar hosted by ASERT, the Philadelphia Autism Project, and the Policy Impact Project to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist beyond mere awareness of autism. Panel discussion included autistic self-advocates, family members, and policy makers throughout the state.

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Caregiver/Parent Guide to Self-Advocacy

Caregivers/parents must know how to advocate effectively for themselves if they are going to teach their child/young adult self-advocacy skills.

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Completing an IM4Q Interview Virtually

This resource was developed by ASERT to help individuals understand what to expect to happen during an IM4Q interview held virtually.

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Completing an Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Interview In-Person Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT explains what happens during an IM4Q interview conducted in-person. This resource has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Burmese.

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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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Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Social Stories

This is a collection of social stories developed by ASERT to explain the Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) purpose and process. The social stories have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Burmese.

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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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Neurodiversity: Voices and Views in 2022

This resource is a collection of recordings from panel discussions held throughout Autism Acceptance Month in 2022. Panel discussions by self-advocates, family members, and educators discuss a range of topics related to neurodiversity.

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