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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 Right to Special Education in Pennsylvania

Every student has the right to an education. This resource outlines legal rules for Special Education and early intervention for students with disabilities ages 3 to 21.

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The Role of Neurologists in Treating Children with Autism

Parents and families may have questions about the role of neurologists in the care and treatment of their child with autism. Dr. Deepa U. Menon answered questions about the role of neurologists in the treatment of youth with autism.

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The Special Needs Alliance

Special Needs Alliance is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families by connecting them with nearby attorneys whose focus is disability law.

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The Transition Process from Early Intervention to School-Age Programs

This resource provides information on Preschool Early Intervention services, multi-disciplinary evaluations, and provider agencies for ongoing Preschool Early Intervention services.

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Tips for a Hotel Stay

Staying away from home can be a stressful situation for an individual with autism. The following tips may help reduce anxiety about staying in an unfamiliar place and make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.

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Tips For Food Selectivity

People with autism often have difficulty with food. Some individuals may have limited foods they like, have ritualistic eating behaviors or have sensory issues. If your child has difficulty with food selectivity, here are some tips to help.

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Tips for Transition to High School

Beginning high school is a stressful time for any student, but it can be especially challenging for a student with autism and his/her parents or caregivers. Planning the transition process should begin several months before the student enters high school. Here are some tips that may help you manage the transition process.

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Tips for Transition to Middle School

Beginning middle school is a stressful time for any student, but it can be especially challenging for a student with autism and his/her parents or caregivers. Planning the transition process should begin several months before the student enters middle school. Here are some tips that may help you manage the transition process.

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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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Toilet Training Guide for Children

A step-by-step guide for families on how to toilet train a child with autism.

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