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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Questions to Think About Before Attending Social Events and Meeting New People

This resource provides information for individuals with autism on how to plan for attending a social event.

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Romance 101: Dating for Adults with Autism

This resource, part of the CAR Autism Roadmap developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, provides information for individuals with autism about dating, including where to meet people, how to handle rejection, autism-specific concerns, safety, and marriage.

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This website provides information and resources on sex education, healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive health, sexual rights, and more from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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Sexuality Instructions for Tweens, Teens, and Young Adults

A guide for parents and caregivers to teaching adolescents with autism about sex and sexuality.

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Social Skills Resources for Individuals with Autism

Challenges with social skills and social situations are a core characteristic of autism. These resources provide useful information, tips, and suggestions on ways to help teach and improve social skills. Resources focus on basic conversation skills, employment settings, and even dating.

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The Social Side of Sex

The purpose of this presentation is to educate those interested in sexuality issues for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities about the link between the development of social relationships and the impact those relationships can have on their sexual lives.

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Tips to Increase Social Engagement

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides tips and suggestions for families and caregivers on how to potentially increase social engagement in an individual with autism.

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