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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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Mental Health Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources from various sources on the topic of mental health for individuals with autism. Topics range from general mental health resources to anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, services and assessment, psychopharmacology, and crisis intervention.

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Noticing Signs of Mental Health

It is natural to experience emotional ups and downs. Life events affect everyone, and some of us are more vulnerable to experiencing mental health challenges because of life events both past and present. This resource provides information identify, intervene and prevent mental illness.

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBIS seeks to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of schools and other agencies.

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Residential Treatment Facility – What to Expect Social Story

This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a residential treatment facility to individuals with autism.

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Responding To Suicidal Statements

This information sheet was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative and provides warning signs and tips to help individuals respond to suicidal statements.

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Risk Identification and Reporting

Individuals with autism, like other individuals with disabilities, may be considered a “vulnerable” population. Identifying when someone you support is engaging in behavior that puts him or her at risk is critical to your support role.

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Stand Up Against Stressors

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information and tips for dealing with stress.

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Stress, anxiety, and depression are common challenges that many people face. It is important to recognize these challenges in individuals that your support - though the expressions and triggers may vary depending on the situation.

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Supporting Safe Behavior

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support staff on how to support individuals with autism who may engage in challenging behavior and ways that support staff can help keep everyone safe.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Criminal Justice

These resources focus on problems facing individuals with both mental illnesses and criminal justice involvement, with a focus on strategies to support these individuals in reestablishing meaningful family and employment ties to their communities.

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