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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Autism Safety, Education and Training

This website provides information for law enforcement, first responders and other justice system professionals on protecting and safely interacting with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Autism Speaks Quick Facts for Fire Fighters

With the correct information and preparation regarding autism spectrum disorders, fire fighters will be more equipped to rescue them and ensure their safety.

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Autism Speaks Quick Facts for Law Enforcement

Gain a working knowledge of autism, and the wide variety of behaviors people with autism can exhibit in emergency situations.

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Autism Speaks Quick Facts for Search and Rescue

Tips for Search and Rescue teams who are looking for individuals with autism.

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Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

This kit provides helpful information about students with autism to promote understanding and acceptance at school.

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Autism Speaks: Information for Law Enforcement

This article from Autism Speaks provides general information for law enforcement personnel about autism as well as some useful tips for interacting with an individual who may have autism.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

This resource provides a general overview of what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is, as well as provides a series of videos on screening and diagnosing autism, understanding the spectrum, autism in adults, co-occurring diagnoses, treatments, assessments, and more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview for APS Staff

This training video, developed by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team, is an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It was developed for Adult Protective Services and explains the core deficits of autism as well as explaining BAS implemented Pennsylvania’s adult autism programs and services they way they did.

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Autism Symptoms

Despite the range of possible symptoms, there are certain actions and behaviors that are common in ASD and could signal that a child is on the autism spectrum.

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Autism, Sex and Science

A TEDx presentation by Simon Baron-Cohen where he discusses topics related to Autism, sex, and science.

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