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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

Autism Housing Network

The Autism Housing Network is a database of user-generated resources and residential opportunities for individuals with autism and also fosters a supportive and encouraging online community.

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Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM)

This website provides information about the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) program that provides additional services and supports to students with autism who attend Mercyhurst University.

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Autism NOW: Employment Resources

This website focuses on job-related subjects such as employment research and reports, supported employment, transition planning for job opportunities, vocational rehabilitation, and more.

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Autism Prevalence

Recent press and media reporting has focused on the increasing autism prevalence in the United States. This resource provides information on the rising prevalence rates for autism, and an explanation of factors that impact prevalence rates.

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Autism Relationships

This section of the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania website is a series of videos designed to help individuals with autism learn how to develop lasting relationships.

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Autism Speaks Adult Services

Working to provide effective resources and services to help with challenges individuals, families, and professionals might face.

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Autism Speaks: Family Grants

Assistance for individuals and families regarding a variety of categories.

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Autism Speaks: Parent’s Guide to Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Speaks has created a guide for parents to help them understand how they can support their adult child with autism through the employment process.

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Autism Speaks: Social Skills & Autism

This website provides information about social skills and some different tools that might help enhance the social skills of a person with autism.

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Autism Transition Handbook

Making the transition from school to adult life is challenging.

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