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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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Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’s seven program offices administer services that provide care and support to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable individuals and families.

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DHCD Housing Resource Guide

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) publishes the DHCD Housing Resource Guide that includes information on home ownership, rental assistance, emergency shelter, home repair, utility assistance, and other programs.

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Differences Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Educational Settings

These information sheets highlight some of the differences in disability laws as well as expectations of students and teachers as they relate to secondary and post-secondary educational settings.

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Distance Learning Social Story

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a visual explanation of distance learning, also known as online learning or cyber school. This resource has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. An animated version is also available.

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Driving and Asperger’s: Balancing Independence and Safety

This video from Asperger/Autism Network reviews current knowledge on driving with Aspergers.

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Encouraging Independence

This resource provides information for direct support staff on how they can encourage the individuals with autism they support to be more independent in their lives.

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Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

This resource provides information and resources for providers to support individuals and families who may come across misinformation related to COVID-19.

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Finding a Support Group

This resource was developed by ASERT to help individuals find a support group.

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Franklin County Human Services Directory

This document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding a variety of county services, as well as a listing of human service agencies in Franklin County.

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Future Planning

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information on direct support staff on how they can support individuals with autism to plan for their futures.

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