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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 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 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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The PaTTAN Short Term Loan (STL) Program

The Short Term Loan (STL) Program provides LEAs with devices to assess assistive technology needs for students with disabilities. The assistive technology kits they provides have many resources available so that they may serve students with varying assistive technology needs.

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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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