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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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The National Autism Center’s National Standards Report

This report provides comprehensive information about the level of scientific evidence that exists in support of the many educational and behavioral treatments currently available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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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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The Pros and Cons of Sharing an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis with Police

Sharing a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a personal choice. This resource is to help autistic individuals decide if they should share their diagnosis with law enforcement. This resource was created with support and reviewed by individuals on the spectrum.

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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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