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10 Tips for Staying Organized in College

Going from high school to college is a big change. Learning how to stay organized with your schedule and courses is a big part in whether or not you'll be successful. This resource provides 10 tips for helping you stay organized.

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ASSIST: Autism Sensory Strategies, Information, and Toolkit

This guide explains sensory features and how to support individuals on the autism spectrum who have a negative experience related to sensory features is important and can help guide interactions.

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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 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: Why Do People Abuse Others Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a social story that explains some of the reasons why people abuse other people.

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College Information for Individuals with Autism

This resource provides a practical guide to help people with disabilities who want to pursue their education goals at a community college, career institute, four-year college, university, or graduate school. This resource highlights important information for students.

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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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Leaving the Pediatrician

Although many teens with autism receive help with the transition to adult services, very few are prepared for another vital transition, that from pediatric doctors to providers who treat adults.

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