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10 Tips for Voters with Disabilities

This resource from the US Election Assistance Commission provides tips about the voting process and options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently.

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21 & Able

This website provides information on the 21 & Able program offered through the United Way of Southwestern PA to help with transition planning.

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5 Tips for Families to Prepare for Emergency Situations

This resource, adapted from information from the Autism Society, provides helpful tips for families on how to plan and prepare for emergency situations with a loved one who has autism.

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811 Project Rental Assistance

This resource provides information on the 811 Project Rental Assistance program, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) and the state Department of Human Services (DHS) focused on keeping people with disabilities out of institutional housing through supportive independent living.

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A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College

This document provides a practical guide to help people with disabilities who want to pursue their education goals at a community college, career institute, four-year college, university, or graduate school. The guide provides an overview of the challenges and supports needed to help achieve this goal. These include: finding the right school, locating supports, managing your disability and your education, and using your new educational qualifications in the search for a better job. Other areas addressed include assessing your own interests and skills, funding your education, disclosing your disability, and locating supports and services to succeed in school. This versatile guide can be used by consumers, rehabilitation and/or case management personnel, and family members/friends or individuals with disabilities.

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A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid

This resource provides information about Medicaid for individuals with autism, including a visual, easy to read version as well as a plain text version.

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A Teen’s Guide to Autism

This video from the Center for Parent Information and Resources, is to help teens be more aware and understanding of individuals with autism.

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AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit

This website has information and worksheets for adults with autism, supporters and healthcare providers. It focuses on primary healthcare.

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ACCESS Philly: Discount Museum Admission

Art-Reach creates opportunities for people from the disability community and/or living with low-income to have greater access to arts and culture.

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ACT Testing Accommodations

This website provides information on how to get testing accommodations in place for individuals with autism who are interested in taking the ACT exam in preparation for attending college.

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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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Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF)

The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.

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ADERS Adult Socialization Group

Autism Diagnostic Evaluations Resources & Services (ADERS) offers a variety of services for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in North Central Pennsylvania, including monthly social groups.

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Adjusting to New Situations

Change is part of everyday life. The ability to change is central to our growth as individuals. For people with autism, who often rely on predictability and routine to feel calm and safe, change can affect them differently. Adjusting to new situations may be met with anxiety, fear, or resistance. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to ease adjustment to new situations.

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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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