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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 Safe: What is Trauma Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information in a visual format on what is trauma.

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Be Safe: When I’m Uncomfortable Social Story, Parts 1-2

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, is a series of social stories that provides information for individuals with autism on recognizing when they are in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, and what they can do in that situation to make themselves safe.

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Be Well, Think Well Resources

This collection of resources provides information for a wide range of individuals on different mental health conditions that individuals with autism may experience, as well as treatment options, and how to support individuals.

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Be Well, Think Well: An Overview of Anxiety

This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information explaining anxiety, signs and symptoms of anxiety, differences between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Autism, as well as information about what panic attacks could look and feel like for individuals.

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Be Well, Think Well: Calling Crisis Intervention Social Story

This social story provides a simple visual explanation of when you may need to call crisis intervention, and what to expect if you do.

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Be Well, Think Well: Depression Social Stories

These social stories provide a visual explanation of depression, including what it is, how to manage, and how to support a loved one who may be experiencing depression.

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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 Medication Management

This collection of resources provides information for self-advocates about using medication as part of treatment for mental health diagnoses. Information includes preparing for a medication check, and information about taking medications.

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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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