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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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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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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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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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Video: Behavioral Presentation of COVID-19

This presentation provides information on signs of COVID-19 to look for in individuals who have limited expressive language.

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Video: Caring for Someone with COVID-19

This presentation provides information for families and caregivers on how to care for someone with COVID-19 at home.

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Video: Coping with Coronavirus

This presentation provides information about managing stressful situations, like COVID-19.

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Video: Emotional Dysregulation

This video provides information for provider staff on how to support individuals who may be having trouble managing their emotions.

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Video: Finding Gratitude

This video provides information about gratitude, and ways to practice it to improve your well being.

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