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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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Phases of Reopening

This resource provides information on how restaurants and retail stores will be reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes information on what stores and businesses may only open during the green phase.

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Physical Health Resource Collection

This is a bundle of resources from a variety of sources that provide information on general physical health information as well as specific conditions individuals with autism may have.

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Physician Education in Developmental Disabilities (PEDD) Webinar Series

The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) offers a free, 12 credit-hour webinar series based on the first internationally-vetted curriculum in Developmental Medicine created in the United States. This series is designed to enhance the practice skill of primary care physicians and residents who would like to provide better care to their adult patients with developmental disabilities. Each webinar is accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 1.0 hours of prescribed credit (recognized by the AMA as equivalent to Category 1 credit). A total of up to 12.0 credit hours are available, at no cost, for those who participate in all of the webinars. The live events have already occurred, however, the recordings of these webinars are available for CME credit at the link below.

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Plan4Health Toolkits

Plan4Health is committed to increasing health equity through nutrition or physical activity.

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Seizures and Autism Spectrum Disorder

This resource, part of the CAR Autism Roadmap developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, provides an overview on seizures in individuals with autism including information on what seizures are and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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Social Distancing Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about social distancing and why it's important when people are sick. This resource has also been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese. An animated version is also available.

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Tools to Support Emergency Room Personnel

These resources, developed by ASERT in collaboration with IUP and Allegheny General Hospital, provides information for Emergency Room personnel on how to support individuals with autism who need emergency care.

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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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Wearing a Mask Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about wearing a mask to avoid spreading germs. The resource includes why it's important to wear a mask, as well as information about how to safely wear and remove masks. The resource is translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and Burmese. An animated version is also available.

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Wearing Oxygen Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT provides a visual explanation on wearing oxygen. This resource is designed to be used to help individuals understand the importance of wearing oxygen and the impact on their health.

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