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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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Common Abbreviations in Autism Services and Special Education

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a guide to common abbreviations you may come across when receiving autism services and supports.

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Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Information for Parents and Caregivers

This resource is a collection of information from multiple sources including PaTTAN and the Department of Education, on what to know about Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and what parents and caregivers need to know to be prepared for their child's IEP meetings.

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Joint Attention Activities

By the end of the first year of life, infants are able to include adults in their play with toys and other objects. The ability to go back and forth between playing with a toy and looking at an adult is called shared attention or joint attention. This is an important first step in learning to interact and communicate with other people.

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Listening Skills

This resource provides information for individuals with autism on strategies to improve their listening skills.

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Organization for Autism Research: Navigating the Special Education System

This special education guide is a resource for parents from the Organization for Autism Research. It's purpose is to give each family the information and tools needed to successfully navigate the education system anywhere in the country.

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Students with Autism: Online Resources & Support

This website, part of the Student Training & Education in Public Service (STEPS) website, provides information and resources on education. This guide was developed by an individual with autism.

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Teaching New Skills

These resources provide tips and guidance for parents on teaching new skills to individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities.

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The Transition Process from Early Intervention to School-Age Programs

This resource provides information on Preschool Early Intervention services, multi-disciplinary evaluations, and provider agencies for ongoing Preschool Early Intervention services.

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Transition Toolkit

A collection of transition toolkits across the life span, organized by time periods from infant through adulthood. This resource page was designed to allow you to find these toolkits in one place to help make the journey a little easier.

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