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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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Category: Daily Living Skills

Adjusting to New Situations

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

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Adjusting to New Situations

Change is part of everyday life. The ability to change is central to our growth as individuals. For people with autism, who often rely on predictability and routine to feel calm and safe, change can affect them differently. Adjusting to new situations may be met with anxiety, fear, or resistance. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to ease adjustment to new situations.

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Am I Ready to Learn How to Drive?

Learning to drive a car can be both exciting and scary. This #ASDNext guide helps you know if you have the necessary skills required to be a good driver. Ask yourself the questions in each section of this resource to see if you may be ready to start learning how to drive.

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Are You Ready?

This resource includes a webinar on strategies in preparing individuals who have a variety of needs for disasters and emergencies, including individuals who use assistive technology (AT). The resource also includes a brochure on "Emergency Preparedness for People Who Use Assistive Technology."

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Attending a Birthday Party

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides helpful tips and suggestions for helping individuals with autism have an enjoyable time at birthday parties.

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Autism Relationships

This section of the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania website is a series of videos designed to help individuals with autism learn how to develop lasting relationships.

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Be Safe: Home Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining ways to stay safe when at home.

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Be Safe: Public and Private Places Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining the difference between public and private places, as well as behaviors that are okay in each setting.

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Be Safe: Using a Urinal Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains some of the unspoken social rules around using a urinal in a men's bathroom.

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Be Safe: Who Should Help Me in the Bathroom Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains who should help an individual if they need assistance in the bathroom, and how they should provide that help.

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