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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.

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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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Flexibility Through a Pandemic: Course for Families and Caregivers

This course is a collection of videos to provide information to families and caregivers of individuals with autism on how to cope with the constant changes that arise due to a global pandemic.

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Human Trafficking: Direct Support Staff

This course provides information for Direct Support Staff about human trafficking including what it is, how to recognize signs of human trafficking in individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities, and what to do if you suspect that someone you support is being trafficked or at risk of trafficking.

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LGBTQI Topics for Self-Advocates

This is a collection of courses for self-advocates developed for ASERT by SAU-1, covering a range of topics related to the LGBTQI community including gender, attraction, and respect.

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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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Prioritizing Mental Health: Course for 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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Prioritizing Mental Health: Course for 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.

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Prioritizing Mental Health: Course for 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.

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