ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
This collection of resources provides parents, caregivers and self-advocates information on virtual learning supports available to help students during COVID-19. Some resources are available statewide while others are specific to Philadelphia and other regions of Pennsylvania.
This resource list was compiled by the PA Department of Education to support educators’ and parents’ efforts to maintain a positive learning climate while students are physically separated from their teachers and classmates due to the COVID-19 school closures.
This resource provides information about Special Education laws and how they apply to school shutdowns and home schooling as a result of COVID-19.
The PEAL Center’s COVID resource page provides information and resources for parents and individuals on a wide range of topics including:
They also have resources available in Spanish.
This website from PaTTAN provides resources for family members for students with complex learning needs to support them during virtual learning as a result of COVID-19. For the purpose of this website, a complex learner is a child, youth, or young adult with an intellectual or significant cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, and/or sensory impairment.
These websites provides links to resources across a wide range of life areas including:
This website provides an overview of Digital Learning as well as resources for individuals and parents to help them navigate virtual/digital learning environments.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.