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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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Understanding Autism Evaluations

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for parents and families on the process of getting an autism evaluation, how to read and understand the evaluation report, as well as common assessment tools that may be included in the evaluation.

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Understanding Credit Cards

A credit card is a way to pay for things by borrowing money from a credit card company. It is a way to buy something now, but pay for it later.

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Understanding Self-Advocacy

This fact sheet from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides guidance for parents on how to discuss self-advocacy with their child, as well as resources for understanding self-advocacy. Also available in Spanish.

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United Way of Bucks County

Improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

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Video Resume How-to Resources

This resource provides tips on creating a successful video resume.

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VoterDrive

Low voter turnout is not a conservative problem or a liberal problem. It’s an American problem.

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Voting: The Purpose and the Process

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information on the purpose of voting as well as explains the process of voting.

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Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre wants to accommodate all of their guests — including individuals with disabilities. On their website, they have lists of their special needs accommodations and sensory friendly performances.

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We Connect Now

One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation, and personal contacts. Through this website people can also share and read other people’s stories as a source of support and comfort.

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Wearing a Mask Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about wearing a mask to avoid spreading germs. The resource includes why it's important to wear a mask, as well as information about how to safely wear and remove masks.

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