PA Gathering: How Do Adults on the Spectrum Live and Take Care of Themselves During the 21st Century?
Mike Bomberger, Thomas Hassell, and Rachel Guttentag share their experiences as autistic adults living in the 21st century.
Resources to Accompany Topic Discussion
Promoting Self Determination in the Home
10 Steps to Independence: Promoting Self-Determination in the Home is a guide for parents to help their child become self-determined. It focuses on ten key issues including exploration and self-esteem.View Resource
Video: Self-Care During Stressful Times
This presentation provides information for support staff on the importance of taking care of themselves while taking care of others during stressful times.View Resource
Washing the Dishes Social Story
This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals learn how to wash the dishes by hand.View Resource
Well-Being in Isolation: Daily Checklist
This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a checklist of activities that can be done to help maintain your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.View Resource
Laundry and Sensory Issues
Doing laundry is necessary, but can be a sensory overload for individuals with autism. This resource provides helpful tips for completing laundry for individuals with autism.View Resource
Be Safe: Home Safety Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining ways to stay safe when at home.View Resource
Developing a Budget
This resource provides information for individuals with autism on the importance of developing a budget and steps to create one for themselves.View Resource
Finding Activities in Your Community
This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and suggestions for places to find events or activities going on in your community.View Resource
Tips and Guidelines for Using Mass Transit for Individuals with Autism
These information sheets provide general tips about using mass transit in Pennsylvania as well as specific information about using buses, trains, taxis, and the subway system.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.