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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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Public Comment: The Process

This infographic notes the benefits for individuals to get involved in public comment periods, as well as a brief overview of what public comment periods are.

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Relating Personally and Professionally

The work of a direct support professional is very important. However, the professional must keep in mind the importance of balancing things, such as how much assistance you offer versus how much you can foster independence, when working with someone with autism.

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Removing Personal Judgement

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information and suggestions for direct support staff on how they can work to remove their own personal thoughts and judgements when working with individuals with autism.

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Roadmap and Guide Back Into the Community

This guide, developed by ASERT and SAU-1 for the AID in PA initiative, provides self-advocates with information and questions to help guide discussions about their readiness to go back into the community during COVID-19.

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Self-Advocate’s Guide to American’s with Disabilities Act

This resource, developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), is a plain language toolkit that explains the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Social Story: Custody Hearing, What to Expect

This social story was created by ASERT to explain the process of a custody hearing to individuals with autism.

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State Employment Leadership Network

State Employment Leadership Network website provides updates on the Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs 2017 Online webinars.

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Supporting the Right to a Community Life

This is a guide to aid in the understanding of the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, which helps people with disabilities have the kinds of services they need in their communities.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Citizenship

These resources, part of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion website, include resources related to citizenship, civic participation, voting, and getting involved in your community.

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Using Vision Boards to Find Community Supports

This resource from ASERT provides information for direct support staff on using vision boards to find supports within a community such as meet-up groups and activities.

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