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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Independence

These resources are designed to help young adults with autism navigate the world as independently as possible.

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Video: Creating a Social Bubble

In this video the concept of social bubbles is explained, along with information on how to safely create them to provide social support.

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Video: Dealing with Negative Thoughts and Maintaining Control

This video for self-advocates provides information on how to deal with negative thoughts that may come up as a result of COVID-19 and how to maintain a sense of control.

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Video: Emotional Dysregulation

This video provides information for provider staff on how to support individuals who may be having trouble managing their emotions.

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Video: Emotional Pain During a Pandemic

This video is geared toward families and explains emotional pain and how to manage it during a pandemic.

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Video: Evolving in a World with COVID-19

This video provides information for families and caregivers on how to manage the changing situation around COVID-19 and the community.

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Video: Finding Gratitude

This video provides information about gratitude, and ways to practice it to improve your well being.

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Video: Hand Washing Tips and Tools

These videos provide tips and tools for when and how to properly wash hands.

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Video: Holidays in 2020

This video reviews some of the changes that you and your family may experience in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

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Video: Home from the Hospital

These videos provide information for families and caregivers on how to care for someone when they come home after having COVID-19.

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Video: Managing Stress and Emotions

This video provides information for self-advocates on how to manage stress and difficult emotions they may be having.

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Video: Monitoring Physical Health

This video is designed to support families and caregivers as they transition a loved one with autism back into the community.

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Video: New Rules in Familiar Places

This video provides information for self-advocates on changes to expect when going back into the community, and tips on how to manage those changes.

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Video: Parent Perspective on Telehealth

This video provides information from a parent of two young children about their experiences receiving therapy services through telehealth.

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Video: Preparing to Go Into the Community

This video provides information for families/caregivers on how to prepare their loved one to go back into the community safely.

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Video: Reopening After COVID-19

This video reviews the Red, Yellow and Green phases of Pennsylvania counties, what to expect in each and how these keep us safe and healthy.

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