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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List of IEP Accommodations and Specially Designed Instructions

This information sheet from ASERT provides information on common Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and accommodations that can be included in a student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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Autism Awareness, Community Education and Support (AACES)

Autism Awareness, Community Education and Support (AACES) is a group of programs designed to increase independence and decrease isolation among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This brochure provides information on the different programs available to individuals living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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Autism Care Today (ACT) Grant Program

Autism Care Today (ACT) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase access to effective autism treatments by providing grants to individuals and families.

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Autism Escapes

Autism Escapes is an organization who will help families arrange air travel on private jets for families of children with autism who require specialized medical treatment.

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Autism Navigator

Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that uses extensive video footage to bridge the gap between science and community practice.

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Autism NOW: Employment Resources

This website focuses on job-related subjects such as employment research and reports, supported employment, transition planning for job opportunities, vocational rehabilitation, and more.

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Autism Prevalence

Recent press and media reporting has focused on the increasing autism prevalence in the United States. This resource provides information on the rising prevalence rates for autism, and an explanation of factors that impact prevalence rates.

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Autism Relationships

This section of the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania website is a series of videos designed to help individuals with autism learn how to develop lasting relationships.

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Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit for School Age Children

The days after an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit helps families of children make the best possible use of the 100 days following diagnosis.

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Autism Speaks Adult Services

Working to provide effective resources and services to help with challenges individuals, families, and professionals might face.

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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

This kit provides helpful information about students with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school.

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