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.
Everyday tasks—opening an email attachment, following a link in a text message, making an online purchase—can open you up to online criminals who want to harm your systems or steal from you. Preventing internet-enabled crimes and cyber intrusions requires each of us to be aware and on guard.
This research report discusses the experiences and challenges of engaging online by young people with an intellectual disability. It also discusses the concerns and awareness of their parents, carers and teachers in relation to keeping young people safe online and managing excessive technology use.
All parents understand the importance of Internet safety. Our guide outlines some suggestions to help you limit the risk of your child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do. This guide also suggests resources that will help your child get the most out of the Internet.
The Boston Children’s Hospital Digital Wellness Lab provides the research-based information and actionable guidance for children from birth to young adulthood.
The Family Online Safety Institute’s Good Digital Parenting resources provide parents and caregivers with the tools they need to confidently navigate the online world with their families.
Free multimedia internet safety presentations tailored for specific audiences — parents and communities, teens, tweens, and younger children. Presentations are split up by topic and age.
These resources, developed by ASERT, provide tips and tools for individuals to help stay safe when using the internet and social media.View Resource
Online and mobile safety resources for staying safe online.
Webinar hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by Ashley Ritchey, Director of the New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project, attendees learned about internet safety and how to best support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on the internet.
If you or a child is a victim of online crime you should notify your local authorities and file a complaint with:
The following resources have been created by The Office of Developmental Programs in collaboration with William F. Ward, Retired Judge, Alleghany County, PA. These resources and self-guided Prezi presentation are intended for supporters to better understand the Pennsylvania justice process and identify places to engage, advocate, and intervene.View Resource
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.