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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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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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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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Trauma and Coping

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support professionals working with individuals who have autism on understanding what trauma is, identifying triggers, and learning strategies to help them support individuals who may have experienced trauma.

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