Independence

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

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

This site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives a range information about autism from definitions, to diagnostic strategies, treatments, and risk factors.

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What is Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT provides a visual guide to help explain the Independent Monitoring for Quality Process (IM4Q). The resource is available in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Burmese.

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What Teens Need to Know if They are Questioned by the Police

These tips from the PACER Center provide a brief summary of information for parents of children or teens with disabilities at risk for arrest by police at school or in the community.

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What to Consider When Looking for a Qualified ABA Provider

This website, from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University, provides information and resources for parents on what to look for when choosing a qualified Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provider.

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What to Do if You Get Pulled Over

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals know what to do if they get pulled over by the police.

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What to do if your SSI benefits were cut off when you turned 18

When you turn 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your case to see if you still meet the requirements to receive SSI. The rules change when you turn 18, and some people lose their benefits.

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What to Expect from Free Legal Services

This information sheet from ASERT explains what to expect from free legal services as well as information on law firms and agencies across the state that provide free services.

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What to Know About Bank Accounts

Bank accounts help individuals save money and pay for goods and services. Having and managing a bank account is an important step to becoming more independent. This information sheet provides general tips and information about bank accounts.

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When to Call 911 – Parts 1 & 2 Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of determining when to call 911, for individuals with autism.

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Youth Action Council On Transition (YouthACT)

The Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in life.

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