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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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Include Me: Summer Book Studies

Begins on Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Arc of PA’s Include Me program is excited to present “Disability Acceptance through Literature,” a virtual book study for students. Books selected by our facilitators provide opportunities to learn about the many aspects of disability through the perspective of school age protagonists.

Discussions center on understanding, acceptance, presuming competence, and friendship. Values like compassion, honesty, authenticity and diversity steer the ship. These book studies are an innovative way to provide students interested in reading with a structured opportunity to connect with other students across Pennsylvania!

They strive to make the book studies accessible, with audio recordings of each chapter, vocab resources, engaging visual content for discussions, and by providing copies of the book to families as the book studies gear up. 

These 4- or 8- week book studies make room for silliness and curiosity, and they’re proud of the stigma-blasting power of the program (and that of the students themselves!).

Include Me connects each book study and accompanying lessons to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards. 

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 4:00 am to Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00 am