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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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Cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder

These resources were created for professionals, families and individuals with autism. An overview of cognition and social cognition is provided.

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Common Presentations of ASD

This guide, developed by ASERT, provides some of the most common presentations of autism to help police officers and other first responders better understand and help have positive interactions with individuals with autism. The guide is designed to be small enough for a police officer or first responder to carry on them in a pocket.

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Communication Works Both Ways

This resource provides information for direct support staff about the communication needs of individuals with autism, particularly those individuals who have spoken language.

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Coping with Coronavirus

These resources provide some tips and suggestions for individuals and families to deal with some of the new situations brought about by COVID-19, like social distancing, isolation and planning for care.

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COPS Information Sheet for Officers

This information sheet from Autism Safety Education and Training is for police officers from Autism Safety Education & Training and provides tips for interacting with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

This resource provides a general overview of the coronavirus, as well as a wide range of resources for individuals, parents/caregivers, and professionals on how to stay healthy and manage the ongoing pandemic.

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Coronavirus Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about the coronavirus and how to stay healthy. This resource is also available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.

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COVID Vaccine Additional Dose

This resource from the PA Department of Health provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about getting a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This resource has also been translated into multiple languages.

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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Home Services

These resources from the Department of Education and Department of Human Services, offers guidelines for both families and providers on how to safely provide in-home services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

These resources are designed to help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. There is information on Emergency Use Authorization and social stories on getting the vaccine and what to expect after you receive a vaccine. These resources were developed in collaboration with the PA Department of Health.

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