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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: Services and Treatments

Child Care and Other Early Learning Programs Provider Search

You have options when it comes to the care for your child. Whether you need child care or another early learning program, you can find it here.

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Child Intake – What to Expect Social Story

This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a child intake to individuals with autism.

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ChildLink seeks to educate, empower, and increase a family's capacity to support its children in reaching their highest potential.

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Common Abbreviations in Autism Services and Special Education

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a guide to common abbreviations you may come across when receiving autism services and supports.

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CONNECT Helpline

Through the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania is helping our children, families, teachers, and communities reach their full potential.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Home Services

These resources from the Department of Education and Department of Human Services, offers guidelines for both families and providers on how to safely provide in-home services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation

In your direct support to adults with Autism, it is possible that you will encounter moments of crisis. A crisis can be triggered by environmental, social and communication stressors, changes in schedules or routines, task anxiety, and other factors. Crisis looks different for every individual, but in each situation, there will be a period of escalation before the crisis and then a de-escalation. Below you’ll find a helpful strategy for navigating how you can recognize and respond to an individual you’re supporting when he or she is escalating, in crisis, or de-escalating.

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Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable individuals and families.

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Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) is an independent, statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated protection and advocacy agency in Pennsylvania.

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Early Childhood Learning Centers and the ADA

This resource helps with understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, in terms of Early Childhood Learning Centers.

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