Individuals with Autism

Among ASERT’s thousands of resources are those specifically designed for individuals with autism. Here you will find a virtual network of support to make navigating life on the spectrum as seamless as possible.

We’ve highlighted some of our top resources below, or feel free to browse through all of the resources for individuals with autism!

Medicaid Waivers for Individuals with Autism

This page is about Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers in Pennsylvania. HCBS Waivers are a type of Medicaid program that provides long-term services and supports to groups of people who need support to live in their communities.

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Social Story Resource Collection

Social stories can be a helpful tool for individuals to prepare for and understand different situations, such as going to the library, following the rules of the justice system, or determining when to call 911. This bundle is a collection of social stories developed by ASERT and other professionals.

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Employment Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources focused on employment, aimed at helping individuals with autism find, and keep jobs.

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Activity and Event Ideas for Autism Support Groups

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides suggestions and tips for individuals who are starting their own autism support or social group.

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Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF)

The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.

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ADERS Adult Socialization Group

Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources & Services (ADERS) offers a variety of services for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in North Central Pennsylvania, including monthly social groups.

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Adult Autism & Employment

This book is written for vocational rehabilitation professionals and employment services providers – the people whose job it is to find jobs for people with disabilities. This guide contains a lot of detailed information about how the features of people with ASD and the needs of the workplace interact, with suggestions about addressing common challenges from those interactions.

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Adult Social Group for Individuals with HFA/ASP

This support group is a Discussion Group and Social Outings Group for adults eighteen and older who are on the autism spectrum and live in or near the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.

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Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

As provided for by section 609 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by section 461 of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Congress has directed the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) to prepare and submit a Final Report to the Secretary of Labor and to Congress. The Final Report summarizes the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Committee on ways to increase competitive employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other individuals with significant disabilities as well as the use and oversight of the certificate program as carried out under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. As required by law, the Committee submitted the Final Report to the Secretary and Congress on September 15, 2016.

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Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates

This resource has been developed to equip self-advocates with autism to understand and navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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American Education Service: Education Planner

Planning for the future can seem overwhelming, this education planner can help individuals with autism and their families prepare.

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An Employer’s Guide to Hiring and Retaining Employees with Autism

This resource from Autism Speaks provides information for prospective employers on how to support and hire individuals with autism.

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Applying for a Job

This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and suggestions to prepare for the job application process.

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