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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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Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM)

This website provides information about the Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst (AIM) program that provides additional services and supports to students with autism who attend Mercyhurst University.

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Charting the LifeCourse Toolkit

The LifeCourse Toolkit is a series of resources that individuals with autism and their families can use to plan for their future.

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How I See It: Person-first vs. identity-first language

As part of the "How I See It" series on PAAutism.org and ASDNext.org, people in the Pennsylvania autism community describe their thoughts on the labels of "autistic" or "person with autism."

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Including People with Disabilities in Your Political Campaign

This guide is a basic resource that campaigns at the local, state, and national levels can use to learn how they can become accessible not only to voters with disabilities, but also to people who want to volunteer with the campaign.

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Navigating Health Services

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support staff on how to help the individuals they support to navigate different health services and systems.

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Public Comment: The Process

This infographic notes the benefits for individuals to get involved in public comment periods, as well as a brief overview of what public comment periods are.

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Removing Personal Judgement

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information and suggestions for direct support staff on how they can work to remove their own personal thoughts and judgements when working with individuals with autism.

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Self-Advocate’s Guide to American’s with Disabilities Act

This resource, developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), is a plain language toolkit that explains the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Social Story: Custody Hearing, What to Expect

This social story was created by ASERT to explain the process of a custody hearing to individuals with autism.

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Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion: Citizenship

These resources, part of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion website, include resources related to citizenship, civic participation, voting, and getting involved in your community.

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