Professionals

ASERT is here to support those who support individuals with autism. We have a wide range of resources designed for professionals who work with individuals on the spectrum.

Check out some of our top resources highlighted below, or search through the hundreds of resources available for professionals!

Support Professional Resources

This is a collection of resources from various sources for autism support professionals. Topics range from general autism information to mental health, relationships, daily life, rapport building, goal setting, safety and crisis management, professionalism, service navigation, and more.

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Autism Interaction and Communication Guide

Resources for professionals on Executive Functioning, Emotional Regulation, Theory of Mind, Sensory Differences, and general communication with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Justice Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources on the topic of the justice system for justice system professionals and individuals with autism. Topics range from the law to court appearances, interacting with police, and more.

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Tips for Making Effective Data Visualizations

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides tips on making data visualizations more effective for teams and individuals.

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Tools to Support Emergency Room Personnel

These resources, developed by ASERT in collaboration with IUP and Allegheny General Hospital, provides information for Emergency Room personnel on how to support individuals with autism who need emergency care.

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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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Trauma and Coping

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support professionals working with individuals who have autism on understanding what trauma is, identifying triggers, and learning strategies to help them support individuals who may have experienced trauma.

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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 Vision Boards to Find Community Supports

This resource from ASERT provides information for direct support staff on using vision boards to find supports within a community such as meet-up groups and activities.

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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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Visual Schedule Series: First-Then Schedules

This resource from Autism Classroom provides strategies and resources around using first-then schedules with individuals who have autism.

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What are They Telling You? Guide for Justice Professionals

This resource, created by ASERT, provides information for justice and child welfare professionals about different behaviors they may observe in individuals with autism, how those behaviors may be misinterpreted, and what they may actually mean.

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