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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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Opening and Returning to Full Capacity for Day Center Programming, Infection Prevention Principles

This webinar is for residential and day service providers, families, and SCOs to cover best practices for reopening day service provider facilities. Topics to be covered include best practices in screening participants, sanitation protocols, mitigation strategies, masking, distancing, and more. Sessions are split up by regional affiliation. See dates below to register for your region’s session.


  • Antonie J. Auguste, MD, MPH: Dr Antonie J. Auguste has been recognized as an IDSA Fellow (FIDSA). Dr. Auguste serves the ID division at UPMC/ID Connect. Her primary role focuses on providing inpatient Infectious Diseases consultation services via the Infectious Diseases Telemedicine service to multiple additional sites across telemedicine sites and rounding on the in-person services at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Additionally, she provides telemedicine Infection Prevention and Control consultation to various telemedicine sites. Antonie earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Medicine. She obtained her MPH degree from Columbia University School of Public Health, and a BA degree in biology from Columbia University.
  • Dr. Nupur Gupta, DO, MPH: Dr. Gupta is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her undergraduate and MPH studies at UCLA and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Phoenix, AZ. She completed her internal medicine residency at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. Following her residency training, Dr. Gupta completed an Infectious Diseases fellowship with a special focus on HIV/AIDS at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a faculty member with UPMC since 2019. Her areas of interest include HIV treatment and prevention, medical education, infection control and prevention, and using telemedicine as a tool to reduce barriers to general ID care
  • Kate Gass, RN, BSN, CIC: With a varied background in clinical nursing and nursing management, Kate has spent time working in intensive care, emergency department and the cardiac cath lab. Earning her ASN from Butler County College, BSN from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, she is certified as a cardiac invasive specialist and is also certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.


Registration is required to participate. Sessions are assigned by region. Click on the appropriate session below to register.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Monday, June 6, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Friday, June 10, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm