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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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How to Create a Coping Zone

This resource developed by ASERT provides tips and tools for parents on how to manage family stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Ease Anxiety for Adults with Autism during a Doctor’s Visit

Adults with autism spectrum disorder face unique challenges to receiving optimal medical care due to a number of factors.

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Interacting with Autism website

Videos made with the purpose of providing people with better understanding on the topics of understanding autism, treating autism, and living with autism.

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Jump-Starting Community Inclusion

This toolkit contains sixty-six practical first steps that community mental health providers can take to more effectively support their service recipients’ participation in everyday community life.

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Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour educational program in use throughout the country to teach people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and offer initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

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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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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Attempting to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

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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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Relaxation Technique Social Stories

This collection of social stories developed by ASERT provides instructions and visuals on how to use relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing, and grounding.

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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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