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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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Be Well, Think Well: Emergency Room for Mental Health Social Stories

This series of social stories provides visual guides on what it is like to go to the ER or an inpatient psychiatric mental hospital for a mental health crisis. The social stories are also available in short, animated videos.

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Be Well, Think Well: General Treatment for Mental Health Conditions

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about the use of medication and other treatments for people with autism who experience mental health conditions, what to prepare for medication appointments, behavioral health managed care organizations, and other types of intensive psychological treatments.

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Be Well, Think Well: Overview of Depression

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about recognizing depression, signs and symptoms of depression in individuals with autism, diagnosing anxiety and depression in individuals with autism, and behaviors to look for to identify whether what you’re seeing is a symptom of autism or something else.

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Be Well, Think Well: Services and Treatment for Anxiety

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about managing anxiety, tips on how to face your fears, various types of therapies for anxiety, different relaxation techniques, medication for treating anxiety and depression, and way to find a therapist for an individual with autism.

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Be Well, Think Well: Services and Treatment for Depression

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about managing depression, strategies for working with individuals who have autism and depression, common types of therapy for depression, medications for depression and anxiety, and how to find a therapist for an individual with autism.

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Be Well, Think Well: Suicide Resources

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about what are suicidal thoughts and how to manage those thoughts, the risk and protective factors for suicide, and information to help professionals know what to do if they are working with someone with ASD who has thoughts of suicide.

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Be Well, Think Well: Supporting Individuals with Anxiety and Autism

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about supporting individuals with anxiety and autism through panic attacks and various relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and grounding techniques.

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BeyondOCD.org

This website provides information on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) including information about diagnosis, treatment and supporting individuals who have the diagnosis.

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Bullying Prevention and Intervetion

Bullying, including cyberbullying, is a serious problem that impacts many children but is even more prevalent for children who have disabilities. This resource provides information from various sources about bullying, how to prevent it from occurring, and what can be done to support individuals who have experienced bullying.

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Child Intake – What to Expect Social Story

This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a child intake to individuals with autism.

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