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PA Gathering: Public Safety and Well-Being


This resource contains information from the second PA Gathering held on July 22, 2021. This contains resources that complement the discussion topic as well as a recording from the event.

This is a recording from the discussion held on July 22, 2021. Participants included self-advocates Tom Hassell, Mike Bomberger, and Dave Knauss, as well as Officer John Burke and ASERT Justice Consultant Kate Hooven.

Public Safety and Well-Being Resources

The Law Social Story, Parts 1-4

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the law and justice system to individuals with autism.

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Be Safe: Community Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for individuals with autism to help explain and teach ways for them to stay safe when they are out in the community.

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Cyber Safety Tips and Tools

These resources, developed by ASERT, provide tips and tools for individuals to help stay safe when using the internet and social media.

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Cyber Safety: Having Fun and Staying Safe Online

This #ASDNext interactive presentation helps teens and adults understand the benefits and risks of technology and learn tips and tools to stay safe online.

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Online Safety Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about how to be safe online.

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Fire Safety: How to Stay Safe Social Story

This social story was created by ASERT to describe the elements of fire safety for individuals with autism.

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Police Autism Community Training

This video provides information for first responders about how to work effectively with people with autism.

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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.