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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 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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Autism Transition Handbook

Making the transition from school to adult life is challenging.

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Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism

The Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship is open to high-achieving students who meet necessary criteria.

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Be Safe: Abusive Behaviors Social Story

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection, are social stories that provide information for individuals with autism on what are abusive behaviors, including physical abuse.

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Be Safe: Community Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for individuals with autism to help explain and teach ways for them to stay safe when they are out in the community.

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Be Safe: Coping with Abuse Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, provides tips and suggestions for individuals with autism on how they can cope with the feelings they may experience if they have been abused.

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Be Safe: Flashbacks and Intrusive Thoughts Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a social story for individuals with autism that explains flashbacks and intrusive thoughts that may happen after experiencing sexual abuse and assault, as well as ways to cope with those thoughts.

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Be Safe: General Prevention Resources

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on preventing sexual abuse and assault and supporting individuals who may have experienced sexual abuse or assault, contains general information about how to prevent sexual abuse or assault. Topics include identifying and reporting abuse in children, signs of abuse, risk and protective factors, educating about abuse, why abuse isn't always reported and pathways to victimization.

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Be Safe: Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains some of the differences in a healthy relationship compared to an unhealthy relationship.

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Be Safe: Home Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining ways to stay safe when at home.

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Be Safe: Intervention Resources for Individuals with Autism

These resources are designed to provide information and tips on how to provide support to individuals with autism who may have experienced sexual abuse or assault. There are general resources that are appropriate for all ages and developmental levels, as well as specific resources for caregivers, professionals and individuals with autism.

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