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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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eLearning


Effective training material includes relevant, robust content. However, to truly make an impact, training must be innovative and easily accessible to those who need it. To meet our stakeholders’ needs, we developed LANTERN (Learning Assistance iNstruction Training Education Resource Network).

Trainings available on LANTERN are collections of short resources designed for the busy lives of self-advocates, support persons, professionals, clinicians and caregivers. We also recognize the need for overall awareness and have developed trainings specifically for community members.

LANTERN tracks user accomplishments, provides proof of completion, allows learners to earn badges and points.

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Featured Courses

Below you will find links to specific courses that we’d like to highlight and feature. These courses will change regularly, sometimes highlighting new content available, or special projects and topics based around specific areas of interest. Check out our current features, or scroll down to access our full catalog of available courses.

Mental Health Awareness

Prioritizing Mental Health: Families and Caregivers
This course is a collection of videos designed to help families and caregivers understand and foster the mental health of individuals with autism and or intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prioritizing Mental Health: Professionals and Providers
This course is designed to equip professionals and providers with the tools to support the mental health needs of self-advocates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prioritizing Mental Health: Community Members
This course is a collection of videos designed to help the community understand the importance of prioritizing mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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ASD and Psychopharmacology

This CE/CME opportunity for clinicians is made up of four 60-minute modules, each with a required post-assessment. The course seeks to increase health care professional knowledge and performance in serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education regarding psychopharmacological interventions.

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Awareness, Acceptance & Interaction: Autism Acceptance Month 2021

This learning path is a collection of the courses designed to not only bring awareness, but acceptance, of the autism communities across Pennsylvania. These course highlight the unique abilities and opportunities held by the neurodiverse members of our towns, schools, places of employment, teams and more!

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Be Well, Think Well: Overview of Anxiety

This course is part of ASERT’s Be Well, Think Well collection. This course has four videos that explain signs, symptoms and treatments for anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias. This course is designed for self-advocates.

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Celebrating Achievement Across the Spectrum

This course is part of our Awareness, Acceptance, & Interaction campaign for Autism Acceptance Month 2021. These modules highlight the many areas of achievement, including education goals, personal stories about success, and getting help through Waivers.

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Controlling the Spread of COVID-19: Community Members

This course includes videos designed for the AID in PA website to give community members tools to help control the spread of the coronavirus. This course contains 2 modules: Safety While Completing Errands Summer Heat Safety

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Controlling the Spread of COVID-19: Course for Families and Caregivers

This course is a collection of videos designed for the AID in PA website to give families and caregivers of individuals with autism and or intellectual disabilities the tools to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. The course contains the following 6 short modules: Caring for Someone with COVID-19 at Home Best Practices When […]

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Controlling the Spread of COVID-19: Course for Professionals and Providers

This course is designed from content initially created for the AID in PA website to inform professionals and providers about infection control strategies for limiting the spread of the coronavirus. This course contains 4 short modules, including a quiz: Caring for Someone with COVID-19 at Home Best Practices When Teaching New Infection Control Skills Creating […]

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Coping with Anxiety

This course was designed for self-advocates and provides an overview of what anxiety is and provides tips and suggestions to manage anxiety.

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Mental Health Services for Self-Advocates

This course provides self-advocates with an overview of mental health services, what to expect during medication management appointments, and how to make sure they are getting quality mental health care. This course will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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Neurodiversity in Your Community

This is part of our Awareness, Acceptance & Interaction campaign for Autism Acceptance Month in 2021. This course is a collection of modules developed by our colleagues at SAU-1. These modules highlight the wide range of abilities of all members of our neurodiverse communities.

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