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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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Social Security for Individuals with Autism

Social Security pays disability payments to people who can't work because they have a medical condition that's expected to last at least one year or result in death. This resource will explain the different types of Social Security available to individuals with autism, how to apply for both children and adults, what to expect in a case review, and more.

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Social Story: Rules of Juvenile Probation

These social stories were created by ASERT to describe the various aspects and rules of juvenile probation.

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The PEAL Center

The PEAL Center helps families and individuals with disabilities and special health care needs using a variety of strategies. PEAL offers services in six areas: outreach, individual assistance, resources, trainings, leadership development, and partnerships.

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Tools for Meeting Life’s Challenges

The mission of Meeting Life’s Challenges is to be the preeminent educational non-profit organization that provides resources, support, and advocacy, in-person and online, to empower people with disabilities, their families, and allies to lead self-determined lives.

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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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Understanding Self-Advocacy

This fact sheet from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides guidance for parents on how to discuss self-advocacy with their child, as well as resources for understanding self-advocacy. Also available in Spanish.

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United Way 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service

United Way’s 2-1-1 provides FREE and confidential information and referral. 2-1-1 is there to help with basic needs such as food, housing, and health care. It also can help in areas such as employment, psychological health, and more. 2-1-1 is available 24/7 through their phone service and website.

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What to Expect from Free Legal Services

This information sheet from ASERT explains what to expect from free legal services as well as information on law firms and agencies across the state that provide free services.

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