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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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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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Using Visual Schedules

This article explains the benefits of using visual schedules for individuals on the spectrum and provides steps on how to develop your own visual schedule.

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Using Visual Schedules Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about using visual schedules to help plan activities and develop a routine.

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Variety Children’s Charity Grants

These grants are meant to provide resources individuals who have disabilities or who are disadvantaged (or both) to empower them live, laugh, and learn.

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Video: All About Your Child

This presentation for families and caregivers provides suggestions on preparing for emergency care for their child.

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Video: Anxiety-What you need to know

This video provides information about anxiety, risk factors, signs of anxiety in individuals with ID/A, and ways to manage anxiety.

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