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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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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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Transition College to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum (presentation)

Transitioning to College is a tough and scary thing for anyone to do. However, there can be more difficulties in that transition for an individual on the spectrum. This presentation discusses some of those challenges and how to be ready for college.

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Transition of Students With Disabilities To Postsecondary Education

Do you know what is in store for students with disabilities who graduate from your school and head off to postsecondary education? Do you have the information you need to advise them on what to expect in postsecondary education?

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Transition Toolkit

A collection of transition toolkits across the life span, organized by time periods from infant through adulthood. This resource page was designed to allow you to find these toolkits in one place to help make the journey a little easier.

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Transitioning Your Teen to Adulthood

While parents of teens with autism face many uncertainties as their teen grows and matures, one of their biggest concerns is how the teen will transition into adulthood. Good planning that starts early and is individualized can make a big difference. There are five keys to a successful transition.

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Tuck Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sleep

Tuck is an organization who aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creating and dissemination of free resources related to sleep.

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Understanding Autism Evaluations

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for parents and families on the process of getting an autism evaluation, how to read and understand the evaluation report, as well as common assessment tools that may be included in the evaluation.

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Understanding Self-Advocacy

This fact sheet from the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) provides guidance for parents on how to discuss self-advocacy with their child, as well as resources for understanding self-advocacy. Also available in Spanish.

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United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

Helping fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for.

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Using Applied Behavior Analysis

This booklet provides an overview of autism, inclusive practices, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and how ABA is used as a framework for addressing the needs of students with autism.

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