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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: Social and Recreational

Sensory Story Time at the Library Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library and sensory story time to individuals with autism.

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This website provides information and resources on sex education, healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive health, sexual rights, and more from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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Shopping for Clothes

Going clothing shopping can be a stressful time for an individual with autism and the rest of the family. This FAQ sheet will give information that may be helpful with understanding some of the difficulties families have during a day of shopping.

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Shopping Tips for Adults with Autism

While shopping is a necessary part of life for an adult with autism, it can also cause anxiety. This information sheet provides tips and suggestions for planning your next shopping trip.

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Small World Special Needs

A resource hub for individuals helping children with special needs to find ways to improve the child's quality of life.

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Social Skills Resources for Individuals with Autism

Challenges with social skills and social situations are a core characteristic of autism. These resources provide useful information, tips, and suggestions on ways to help teach and improve social skills. Resources focus on basic conversation skills, employment settings, and even dating.

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Spotlight On: Social Skills for Individuals with Autism

These resources, developed by ASERT, are based on information and lessons learned from the ASERT Adolescent and Adult Multimedia Social Skills Groups.

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Starting a Parent Support Group

Parents of a child on the autism spectrum often attend a support group where other parents understand they issues they face. These groups may take the form of providing relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding, and establishing social networks.

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Starting an Autism Support/Self-Advocacy Group

Support/Advocacy groups are a great way to learn from others’ experiences, discover local resources, and stay informed about things that are happening in your community. There are lots of different kinds of support/advocacy groups that meet different needs. If you are interested in starting a support or self-advocacy group, the information below will give you some guidance.

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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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