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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website provides information about speech-language pathology services for adults and children.

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At the Library Social Story, Parts 1-2

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library to individuals with autism.

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Autism Interaction and Communication Guide

Resources for professionals on Executive Functioning, Emotional Regulation, Theory of Mind, Sensory Differences, and general communication with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Adults, Part 1-3

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a series of social stories focused on how individuals with autism can talk about and tell others if they have been sexually abused or assaulted.

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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Children, Parts 1-3

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection, are a series of social stories for children to help them know when and how to tell a parent or trusted adult if they have been sexually abused.

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Communication Works Both Ways

This resource provides information for direct support staff about the communication needs of individuals with autism, particularly those individuals who have spoken language.

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Help Now: Social Story

This resource visually explains the skill called Help Now, which uses strategies to help calm down.

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How to Approach Individuals with Autism

This information sheet from ASERT provides tips and suggestions for justice system professionals on approaching individuals with autism.

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Information for Law Enforcement and Other First Responders

This document contains a description of autism, ways that individuals with autism may behave, and considerations for first responders when interacting with people with autism.

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Job Skills

Learning and practicing job skills while youth are still in schools helps youth with disabilities to be more successful at finding and maintaining employment. Parents and family members can also work with and encourage youth to develop skills to be successful in the workplace. Depending on the needs and strengths of the youth there are many different ways these skills can be taught. A transition plan that focuses on both assessment and planning is essential to prepare youth for life after high school.

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