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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.

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The high school and college years can pose a number of challenges to young people with autism. These resources are designed to help make education transitions as successful as possible.

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Avoid Coronavirus Scams

This resource from the Federal Trade Commission provides information on avoiding Coronavirus scams.

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Back to School Tips

Going back to school can be a stressful time for both parents and students. For children with ASD this can be an especially stressful time of year. The following tips may be helpful to families who are transitioning into the new school year.

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BASIS Program at Edinboro University

Let Edinboro University's autism support program be the basis of your success.

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Booklet: A Family’s Introduction to Early Intervention in Pennsylvania

This booklet from PaTTAN explains how to request Early Intervention services, eligibility criteria, rights and responsibilities, individualized family service planning for ages birth to three, and individualized education planning for ages three to school age.

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Charting a Course for the Future

The process of planning and providing transition services based on individual student needs may be challenging with today's complicated systems of education and limited resources.

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Checklist for Preparing Students with Disabilities for Post-secondary Education

This resource, from The Office of Disability Services at Penn State University, provides grade-by-grade suggestions for preparing a student with a disability for post-secondary education.

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College Board

The College Board considers all reasonable requests for accommodations needed by students with documented disabilities.

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College Information for Individuals with Autism

This resource 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. This resource highlights important information for students.

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Common Abbreviations in Autism Services and Special Education

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides a guide to common abbreviations you may come across when receiving autism services and supports.

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Conference Exhibitors FAQ

An exhibit is something on display for others to view. At a conference the exhibits are set up on tables in a common area and typically have information from organizations that is related to the topic of the conference. Sometimes an exhibit provides information only. Other times there might be items for sale at an exhibit. In addition to items on display, an exhibit table will typically also have a person available to talk to you about what is on display on the table. These people are referred to as exhibitors.

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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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Department of Education: Basic Education Circulars (BEC)

Basic Education Circular's (BEC) provide the Department of Education's guidance on the implementation of law, regulation, and policy.

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Developing an IEP Transition Plan

For students with disabilities, the transition services available through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) can be an essential source of support on the path to adulthood.

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Differences Between Secondary and Post-Secondary Educational Settings

These information sheets highlight some of the differences in disability laws as well as expectations of students and teachers as they relate to secondary and post-secondary educational settings.

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Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO.IT)

Common forms of financial aid include grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.

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