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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Physical Health Resource Collection

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General Resources

Special Needs Units

Each individual’s coordination needs and challenges are unique and they deserve the individualized attention necessary in order for those needs to be met. This is the role of our Special Needs Units. This resource provides information on the various managed care organizations and how members can successfully navigate them to receive timely and effective services.

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ASAN Toolkit on Health Care and the Transition to Adulthood

ASAN’s toolkit on health care and the transition to adulthood provides resources for advocacy both on an individual and a system-wide basis.

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AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit

This website has information and worksheets for adults with autism, supporters and healthcare providers. It focuses on primary healthcare.

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Health Care Quality Units (HCQU)

Health Care Quality Units (HCQUs) serve as the entity responsible to county ID programs for the overall health status of individuals receiving services in the county programs.

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Health Care Mentorship Program

A Health Care Mentorship Program has been developed to support people with Intellectual Disability (ID) to be more actively involved in taking control of their healthcare needs.

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Going to the Doctor Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of going to the doctor for individuals with autism.

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How to Ease Anxiety for Adults with Autism during a Doctor’s Visit

Adults with autism spectrum disorder face unique challenges to receiving optimal medical care due to a number of factors.

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Health Care for Adults with Disabilities

This resources talks about tips for primary care physicians & nurses when working with individuals with disabilities in a health care setting.

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Accompanying an Individual to the Doctor

This resource was created with the goal of providing tips and information that may be useful when accompanying an individual to the doctor.

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Making Doctor’s Office Visits More Successful for Patients with Autism

This video lecture by Doctor Faith Frankel is given with the goal of promoting better quality healthcare for individuals on the spectrum.

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Regulating Sleep

Regulating Sleep

This article from the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) provides tips on how to regulate sleep in children with autism.

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Seizure Disorders

The Role of Neurologists in Treating Children with Autism

Parents and families may have questions about the role of neurologists in the care and treatment of their child with autism. Dr. Deepa U. Menon answered questions about the role of neurologists in the treatment of youth with autism.

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Seizures and Autism Spectrum Disorder

This resource, part of the CAR Autism Roadmap developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, provides an overview on seizures in individuals with autism including information on what seizures are and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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Autism, Epilepsy & Seizures

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Community Resources© are original collaborations with leading service providers that address gaps in information that is much-needed by the community of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. All of the resources have been co-created with expert partners who also share them with their constituents as well as the community at large. Our community resources are free and downloadable or can be obtained at a minimal cost that only benefits our partnering organization.

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Gastrointestinal Issues

Gastroenterology and Autism Spectrum Disorder

From parent report, there is a preponderance of gastroenterological problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Bowel Training for Individuals with Autism

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) has put together information on strategies and techniques to help individuals with toilet training.

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PCHC Constipation Training

PCHC Constipation Training

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PCHC Gastrointestinal System Training for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (I/DD)

PCHC Gastrointestinal System Training for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (I/DD)

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Obesity-Related Conditions

CDC Disability and Health Resource

People with disabilities can find it more difficult to eat healthy, control their weight, and be physically active.

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The Arc Autism Now Resource

It’s important to keep our bodies running smoothly by eating healthy foods.

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Plan4Health Toolkits

Plan4Health is committed to increasing health equity through nutrition or physical activity.

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PCHC Diabetes Training

PCHC Diabetes Training

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