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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: 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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Be Well, Think Well: Recognizing and Managing Anxiety Social Stories

These social stories provide a simple visual explanation of what anxiety is, and ways to help manage anxiety.

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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: Services and Treatments for Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders cannot be cured; they can only be managed. This resource will provide some information about the types of treatments available for individuals with psychotic disorders.

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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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