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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: Medical Assistance/Social Security

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid

This resource provides information about Medicaid for individuals with autism, including a visual, easy to read version as well as a plain text version.

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Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates

This resource has been developed to equip self-advocates with autism to understand and navigate the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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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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Assistance with Medical Bills

With the rising cost of medical services it can be difficult to afford appropriate and necessary care. This resource provides information on organizations that may be able to help with the costs of healthcare.

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Health Insurance Helplines

This is a list of organizations that can help you if you’re looking for health insurance, including Medicaid. These organizations can help you with the process and answer your questions. Some of the organizations can even help you apply!

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PA Autism Insurance Act (Act 62)

This is a collection of resources from various sources on the topic of the PA Autism Insurance Act. Topics range from general informational resources for families to filing health insurance appeals and more.

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Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Pennsylvania Health Law Project (PHLP) is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Their website provides a range of resources and publications, including information about free legal services.

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Resources for a Newly Diagnosed Individual

This collection of resources is designed to help families who have a family member who was recently diagnosed with autism.

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Social Security for Individuals with Autism

Social Security pays disability payments to people who can't work because they have a medical condition that's expected to last at least one year or result in death. This resource will explain the different types of Social Security available to individuals with autism, how to apply for both children and adults, what to expect in a case review, and more.

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Ticket to Work Brochure

This resource is a brochure describing the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program.

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