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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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Activity and Event Ideas for Autism Support Groups

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides suggestions and tips for individuals who are starting their own autism support or social group.

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Adjusting to New Situations

This social story, developed by ASERT, talks about ways to stay calm when plans change.

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Adult Autism Programs: AAW & ACAP

Pennsylvania offers two programs for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS): the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP). Both programs are designed for residents of Pennsylvania who are age 21 and older and have a diagnosis of autism. These programs are evidence-based and outcome-driven models which have been designed to assist participants in gaining the greatest level of independence possible, encourage involvement in community life, improve social skills and provide support to caregivers.

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Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports & Services Directory

The AAW services directory allows you to search a comprehensive list of AAW service providers.

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Be Safe: Public and Private Places Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining the difference between public and private places, as well as behaviors that are okay in each setting.

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Be Safe: Using a Urinal Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains some of the unspoken social rules around using a urinal in a men's bathroom.

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CAR Autism Roadmap

This resource provides information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, including symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact on families and individuals.

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Changes in the Community

This resource provides information for individuals on changes they may experience when going back into the community due to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

This resource provides a general overview of the coronavirus, as well as a wide range of resources for individuals, parents/caregivers, and professionals on how to stay healthy, how to manage disruptions in daily life and resources for learning more.

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COVID-19 Virtual Learning Supports

This collection of resources provides parents, caregivers and self-advocates information on virtual learning supports available to help students during COVID-19. Some resources are available statewide while others are specific to Philadelphia and other regions of Pennsylvania.

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