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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.

You must register for a PAAutism account to access these resources.

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.

Suicide Prevention Month

Be Well, Think Well: Overview of Depression

This course provides information on the signs and symptoms of depression, treatment options, suicidal ideation and behaviors, and crisis management.

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.

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Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention: For Clinicians

This course was designed for clinicians supporting individuals with autism to give an overview of sexual abuse and assault, as well as ways to help lessen the risk of experiencing sexual abuse or assault. This course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. It includes 6 short modules: Introduction and Basic Terms Prevalence and Offenders […]

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Sexual Abuse and Assault Prevention: For Direct Support Staff

This course was designed for parents and caregivers to give an overview of sexual abuse and assault, as well as ways to help lessen the risk of individuals with autism from experiencing sexual abuse or assault. It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this course. There are 7 short modules that make up this […]

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Spotlight on Employment

This course is part of our Awareness, Acceptance, & Interaction campaign for Autism Acceptance Month 2021. These modules highlight employment topics and resources for autistic individuals in Pennsylvania. Topics covered in this course include: Employment data from the 2018 Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment Myths and facts about employment Additional resources

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Understanding COVID-19: Course for Community Members

This course is a collection of videos originally offered through the AID in PA website to provide the community with a general understanding of supporting individuals with autism through the COVID-19 pandemic. This course contains 3 short modules: A Parent’s Perspective on Successful Telehealth Understanding Quarantine Telehealth

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Understanding COVID-19: Course for Families and Caregivers

This course is a collection of videos that were initially designed for the AID in PA website to provide families and caregivers with a foundation level understanding of how to support individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities through the COVID-19 pandemic. This course contains 4 modules on the following topics: All Abour Your Child A […]

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Understanding COVID-19: Course for Professionals and Providers

This course was initially designed for the AID in PA website to provide professionals and providers with a foundation of understanding to support individuals with autism through the COVID-19 pandemic. This course contains 3 short modules, including a quiz to test your knowledge: A Parent’s Perspective on Successful Telehealth Behavioral Presentations of COVID-19 Quiz

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