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.
We have spent months telling our loved ones that it was not safe to go to school, the park, the store, or to visit family and friends. Now, with the proper precautions, we are talking about going out to the community again! With this big change, a lot of feelings may happen for both you and your family members.
“May Not be Ready” Indicators
Anxious, fidgety, refusal, scripting, stimming while talking about going out again
“Maybe Ready” Indicators
Curiosity, asking questions, watching neighbors who are outside
Prepares to go out, talks about where they want to go, excited
Happy, excited, worried, unsure, scared, confused, safe, unsafe, curious, energetic, angry, panicked, numb
If your loved one is not yet ready to go out, you can …
If your loved one might be ready to go out, but maybe not to a store or restaurant…
If your loved one is ready to go out…
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.