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Include Me Resources

Include Me is a new model for the inclusive education and gaining meaningful employment for Pennsylvania’s students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Individual Visual Schedules

This video serves an introduction to establish individual visual schedules in the classroom.

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Information for Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

This document contains a description of autism, ways that individuals with autism may behave, and considerations for first responders when interacting with people with autism.

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Interacting with Patients who have ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a neurological disorder that affects social interactions, communication, and other behaviors. Patients with autism may require accommodations during appointments. They may also react differently to treatment than patients without an autism diagnosis. The following tips will help you effectively serve patients with ASD.

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Joint Attention Activities

By the end of the first year of life, infants are able to include adults in their play with toys and other objects. The ability to go back and forth between playing with a toy and looking at an adult is called shared attention or joint attention. This is an important first step in learning to interact and communicate with other people.

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Learn Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behavior. While some psychologists choose to focus on research, others choose to focus their careers on applied psychology and working directly with people and communities.

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour educational program in use throughout the country to teach people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and offer initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

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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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