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Peer Pressure Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism on how to handle peer pressure.

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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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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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Sex Education and Puberty

Here are some ideas for talking to your child about puberty, sex, sexuality, and relationships, as well as links to some useful resources. You can also read our top tips for sex education.

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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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Spotlight On: Social Skills for Individuals with Autism

These resources, developed by ASERT, are based on information and lessons learned from the ASERT Adolescent and Adult Multimedia Social Skills Groups.

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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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