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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Parents and Caregivers

Raising a loved one with autism presents some unique challenges for those entrusted with their care. ASERT is here to support, inform, and empower parents and caregivers of individuals on the spectrum.

Check out some of our top resources highlighted below, or search through the hundreds of resources available for parents and caregivers!

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Resource Collection

This collection of resources provides information on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including: an introduction to ABA, how you can tell if your child is receiving ABA services, what to consider when choosing a provider, information on insurance coverage for ABA services and more.

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Be Safe Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources from various sources on the topic of safety for individuals with autism. This resource provides information on how to prevent harm and intervention techniques for when safety is compromised.

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Medicaid Waivers for Individuals with Autism

This page is about Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers in Pennsylvania. HCBS Waivers are a type of Medicaid program that provides long-term services and supports to groups of people who need support to live in their communities.

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The Importance of Employment: Why Work?

This fact sheet from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides guidance for parents when discussing the importance of employment with their child.

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The Incredible Years Program

The Incredible Years Program aims to help children learn to understand and express their feelings appropriately, excel at home and at school, master social skills, and much more while also providing support to parents.

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The Juvenile Justice Process

There are many differences between the Juvenile Justice System and the Adult Criminal Justice System. This document shows the Juvenile Justice Process in PA.

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The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

The Miracle League is a baseball league in Lehigh Valley created particularly for children with disabilities.

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The National Autistic Society

This page from the National Autistic Society describes behaviors that are associated with autism and provides information, tips, and strategies.

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The National Autistic Society

This webpage by the National Autistic Society was made for health care professionals and provides them with resources on how to interact with individuals on the spectrum and perform their job as a health care professional.

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The National Autistic Society

People with autism may have difficulties at the doctor's office. This resource provides tips for the individuals with autism, caregivers, and the physician to make the experience less stressful and more comfortable.

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The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education

This site provides information about the Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) program. This program works to effectively resolve special education disputes while trying to reduce the use of expensive adversarial processes.

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The NEW Revised Annotated IEP

This resource provides information related to the IEP and the requirement of the Pennsylvania Keystone Exam.

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The PA Parent Guide to Special Education for School-Age Children

A parent knows their child better than anyone else and should be able to advocate for services they may need in school. This booklet provides information to parents about certain rules and regulations that are used in education that they may feel more comfortable participating in the educational decision-making process for their child.

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