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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: Self-Advocate Perspectives on Returning to the Community

This video provides insights from self-advocates about going back into the community during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Video: Self-Care During Stressful Times

This presentation provides information for support staff on the importance of taking care of themselves while taking care of others during stressful times.

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Video: Sleep Hygiene

This presentation provides information about sleep hygiene, the importance of sleep, and tips for developing good nighttime sleep habits.

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Video: Staying Connected While Socially Distancing

This presentation provides tips and suggestions on how to stay connected with others while following stay at home orders.

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Video: Staying Healthy During Holidays

This video provides tips and suggestions for keeping healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic while celebrating the holidays with family.

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Video: Teaching Infection Control

In this video, tips and suggestions are provided on how to teach individuals new skills.

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Video: Telehealth

This presentation provides an overview of telehealth, and important tips on using telehealth to connect with providers.

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Video: The Importance of Sleep

Watch this webinar to understand the benefits or quality sleep and for tips on getting proper sleep.

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Video: Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This video developed by Western Region ASERT, provides self-advocates with information about Post-Traumatic Stress and how to handle difficult emotions.

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Video: Understanding Quarantine

This video provides information on how, when, and who should quarantine during COVID-19.

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Video: Water and Pool Safety

This webinar provides tips for self-advocates on how to stay safe in the water. Pools, water parks, and natural bodies of water, like oceans and lakes are covered, as well as the unique features of each to be aware of when enjoying time in the water.

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Video: Wellness and Mindfulness Strategies

In this video, tips and strategies are provided for families/caregivers on wellness and mindfulness techniques.

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Video: When You Can’t Go Home After Hospital

This video for families and caregivers how to plan for care after a hospitalization for COVID-19, including what to do if the person isn't able to return home after being discharged from the hospital.

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Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorders

This resource, developed by Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, provides information on using visual supports, different types of visual supports that may be useful, as well as ways to set limits using visual supports.

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Visual Supports for Individuals with Autism

This section of the HANDS in Autism website provides information and resources about visual supports.

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