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Category: Communication

Adjusting to New Situations

This social story, developed by ASERT, talks about ways to stay calm when plans change.

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Advocating for My Health During COVID-19

This resource developed by ASERT for AID in PA provides self-advocates with information on how they can advocate for their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Autism Interaction and Communication Guide

Resources for professionals on Executive Functioning, Emotional Regulation, Theory of Mind, Sensory Differences, and general communication with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Adults, Part 1-3

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a series of social stories focused on how individuals with autism can talk about and tell others if they have been sexually abused or assaulted.

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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Children, Parts 1-3

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection, are a series of social stories for children to help them know when and how to tell a parent or trusted adult if they have been sexually abused.

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Be Safe: When I’m Uncomfortable Social Story, Parts 1-2

These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, is a series of social stories that provides information for individuals with autism on recognizing when they are in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, and what they can do in that situation to make themselves safe.

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Communication Works Both Ways

This resource provides information for direct support staff about the communication needs of individuals with autism, particularly those individuals who have spoken language.

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Computer Viruses Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT teaches what computer viruses, adware, and malware are, and how to protect yourself from getting them.

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Discord Resource Collection

This is a collection of resources that explains the online platform called Discord and helps individuals with autism better understand how to use it.

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Four Communication Styles

This resource covers the four communication styles and includes an example scenario with how each communication style would respond to a difficult situation.

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