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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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Am I Ready to Learn How to Drive?

Learning to drive a car can be both exciting and scary. This #ASDNext guide helps you know if you have the necessary skills required to be a good driver. Ask yourself the questions in each section of this resource to see if you may be ready to start learning how to drive.

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American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

The American Association on Health and Disability is dedicated to improve overall health and reduce health disparities for people with disabilities through health promotion and wellness.

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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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APPRISE

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.

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Are You Ready?

This resource includes a webinar on strategies in preparing individuals who have a variety of needs for disasters and emergencies, including individuals who use assistive technology (AT). The resource also includes a brochure on "Emergency Preparedness for People Who Use Assistive Technology."

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ASAN Toolkit on Health Care and the Transition to Adulthood

ASAN’s toolkit on health care and the transition to adulthood provides resources for advocacy both on an individual and a system-wide basis.

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ASDNext Educational Differences Between High School and College

This information sheet highlights some of the differences students experience between high school and college.

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Assistance with Medical Bills

With the rising cost of medical services it can be difficult to afford appropriate and necessary care. This resource provides information on organizations that may be able to help with the costs of healthcare.

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