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Public Comment: The Process

This infographic notes the benefits for individuals to get involved in public comment periods, as well as a brief overview of what public comment periods are.

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Roadmap and Guide Back Into the Community

This guide, developed by ASERT and SAU-1 for the AID in PA initiative, provides self-advocates with information and questions to help guide discussions about their readiness to go back into the community during COVID-19.

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Rules of Probation

Adults with autism who are placed on probation supervision may have a difficult time understanding the rules (conditions) of probation, especially if the rules are vague. This social story will help explain the rules of probation, the role of the probation officer, and what may happen if a rule is broken.

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Self-Advocate’s Guide to American’s with Disabilities Act

This resource, developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), is a plain language toolkit that explains the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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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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Supporting Siblings Through COVID-19

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides helpful tips and information for parents on supporting siblings of individuals with disabilities during COVID-19.

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Supporting the Right to a Community Life

This is a guide to aid in the understanding of the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, which helps people with disabilities have the kinds of services they need in their communities.

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Technology Assisted Children’s Home Program (TACHP)

The Technology Assisted Children’s Home Program (TACHP) provides advocacy, resources, and support for families who have children at home and use any sort of machine to replace a vital organ.

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The Impact of Autism on Siblings

This presentation by Michael J. Murray, MD, Director, Division of Autism Services, Penn State College of Medicine, describes how siblings may be affected by autism.

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