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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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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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Search within Individuals with Autism resources

Take Charge Reproductive Health Guide

This resource looks at all the things that compose the environment for a person with a disability, and doesn’t look at health care as the elimination of disability.

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Teaching Children with Autism To Attend Religious Services (ASAT)

Hopefully, these guidelines will help you achieve a positive experience in promoting success for teaching an individual with autism to attend a religious service.

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Tech Tool Box

This Tech ToolBox comes with nearly 500 technologies and applications aimed to assist the I/DD community in living to their fullest potential.

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Technology for Our Whole Lives (TechOWL)

Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology, or "PIAT" has many innovative assistive technology programs and projects, including Technology for Our Whole Lives - also referred to as TechOWL.

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This resource provides information about changes to the rules for telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Temple University Resources: Employment

A wide range of materials reviewing the continuing problem of widespread unemployment for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. This includes tool-kits and training guides for consumers who want to return to work, and current research on supported employment and other program approaches.

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Ten Tips for a Successful Job Interview

Job interviews can be intimidating. This video provides tips on ways to handle your nerves during the interview and how to have a successful outcome.

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The 2020 United States Census

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for self-advocates about the US Census, what it is, why it's important and how to complete the census.

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The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

This workbook is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure and help them make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability by considering how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives.

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The ACCESS Home Modification Program

The ACCESS Home Modification Program is dedicated to aid persons with disabilities or families with a household member who has disabilities in purchasing a home that has needs accessibility modifications. The program provides families with a no interest, deferred payment loan.

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