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How to Use the ASERT Website

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Here we will explain how to use the ASERT website.

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To access eLearning courses and save favorite resources, events, and even support groups, create an account.

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To create a new account or log in, click 'Login/New Account' in the upper right corner of the page.

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Categories with an asterisk are required to fill out. Including your email address will help if you need to reset your password.

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Once you’ve filled out your information, click 'Create Account' and get started accessing all of the features of the ASERT website!

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To access resources from the home page, click a stakeholder group, the resources tab, or type search words into the search bar.

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If you click a stakeholder group, you will see suggested resources and all resources tagged for that group. You can also search.

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If you choose the resource tab, you can use filters in our Resource Explorer to help you find resources based on your search criteria.

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You can also type directly into the search bar at the top of the page.

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You can 'favorite' resources by clicking on the heart. For your 'favorites' go to the 'Favorites' tab at the top of the page, or “My account.”

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You can provide feedback on resources by rating them using the stars at the bottom of the page.

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You can contact us with feedback or questions by calling or email the ASERT Resource Center, or filling out the contact us page!

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The ASERT website has so much to offer, including support groups, events, and online eLearning courses.

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You can build connections and practice social skills through the ‘Support Groups’ and ‘Events’ features.

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Click the ‘Support Groups’ for a map and list of the counties so you can find a group close to you.

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Click ‘Events’ for a list of virtual and in-person events and social groups. All of these can also be filtered by date, region and county.

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To learn something new, our eLearning feature called LANTERN, is at the top of the page.

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LANTERN courses cover a wide range of topics and are for self-advocates, support persons, professionals, clinicians, and caregivers.

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LANTERN courses cover many topics for many audiences.

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For access, log in to your ASERT account and click eLearning.

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Click on a course or search a topic to begin.

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Then click the ‘Go to course’ button to be taken to the LANTERN platform.

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This new page will look a little different, because you are now on the LANTERN platform.

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Click the first section listed to start. You might see a slide show, document, or video.

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Use the “Next,” “Previous” and “Exit” buttons to move through the course.

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To look for other courses, go back to the ASERT eLearning page or use the ‘Content Library’ in the menu on the left side of the screen.

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There you will see a list of all courses and you can use the search bar to help you find courses.

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Click ‘Achievements’ to see the courses you’ve completed and the badges and points you’ve earned.

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Click ‘Home’ for the LANTERN landing page that tells you the points you have earned and your ‘News.’

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Under ‘Recent Achievements,’ you will see courses assigned to you, a calendar of Zoom training sessions, your Favorite courses.

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How to Use the ASERT Website: Part One

Watch this video to learn about creating an account and accessing resources on the ASERT website.

How to Use the ASERT Website: Part Two

Watch this video to learn about how to access support groups, events and eLearning courses on the ASERT website.

How to Use LANTERN

Watch this video to learn about using the LANTERN learning platform to take online courses through ASERT.

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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.