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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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Video: Holidays in 2020

This video reviews some of the changes that you and your family may experience in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

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Video: Home from the Hospital

These videos provide information for families and caregivers on how to care for someone when they come home after having COVID-19.

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Video: Parent Perspective on Telehealth

This video provides information from a parent of two young children about their experiences receiving therapy services through telehealth.

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Video: Parenting in a Pandemic

This video focuses on the difficulties and strategies real families and caregivers are having during this time of social distancing.

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Video: Sleep Hygiene

This presentation provides information about sleep hygiene, the importance of sleep, and tips for developing good nighttime sleep habits.

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Video: Staying Connected While Socially Distancing

This presentation provides tips and suggestions on how to stay connected with others while following stay at home orders.

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Video: Teaching Infection Control

In this video, tips and suggestions are provided on how to teach individuals new skills.

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Video: Telehealth

This presentation provides an overview of telehealth, and important tips on using telehealth to connect with providers.

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Video: Wellness and Mindfulness Strategies

In this video, tips and strategies are provided for families/caregivers on wellness and mindfulness techniques.

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Video: When You Can’t Go Home After Hospital

This video for families and caregivers how to plan for care after a hospitalization for COVID-19, including what to do if the person isn't able to return home after being discharged from the hospital.

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