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.
There is a common saying: “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”
The population of people with autism is diverse, and autism is expressed in a wide variety of unique and individual ways.
It helps if you can think of the autism spectrum not as black and white with shades of gray in between, but rather as a spectrum of color, like a rainbow.
Autism is a spectrum of strengths, challenges and individual preferences and characteristics. Keeping individual differences in mind, all people with autism share certain characteristics.
These traits include the following:
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.