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Understanding some common myths may be helpful in understanding autism and sorting through the facts and myths we often hear in the media. This resource also includes a list of resources in the Philadelphia area.Read more
This resource, part of the Be Well, Think Well resource collection, provides information about helping a first responders manage a crisis with individuals with autism and serious mental illness, identify reasons individuals may be anxious in an emergency and how to help reduce that anxiety, and examples of concrete language that first responders can use when interacting with individuals in an emergency situation.Read more
This resource provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact on families and individuals.Read more
This resource, designed for direct support staff, provides a basic introduction to the different characteristics of autism.Read more
This guide, developed by ASERT, provides some of the most common presentations of autism to help police officers and other first responders better understand and help have positive interactions with individuals with autism. The guide is designed to be small enough for a police officer or first responder to carry on them in a pocket.Read more