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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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Romantic Scams Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT warns of romance scammers and gives safety tips.

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Safe Practices for Gathering Over the Holidays

This resource provides tips and suggestions for how to stay healthy and safe while celebrating holidays with friends and family during COVID-19.

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Sensory Story Time at the Library Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library and sensory story time to individuals with autism.

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Social Events & Meeting People Resource Collection

This is a bundle of resources aimed at helping individuals with autism prepare for social events and how to navigate meeting new people.

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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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Steps to Joining a Group

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals with finding a group to talk with and joining them.

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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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Video: Holidays in 2020

This video reviews some of the changes that you and your family may experience in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

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