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This collection of resources offers guidance on the social skills young adults with autism need to have in order to connect with friends, family, coworkers and partners.

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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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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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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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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 Social Group for Individuals with HFA/ASP

This support group is a Discussion Group and Social Outings Group for adults eighteen and older who are on the autism spectrum and live in or near the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.

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Asperger & Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (ASCEND)

ASCEND seeks to improve the lives of individuals and families in the Greater Philadelphia area impacted by Asperger Syndrome and autism through connections, community and support.

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At the Library Social Story, Parts 1-2

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library to individuals with autism.

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Attending a Birthday Party

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides helpful tips and suggestions for helping individuals with autism have an enjoyable time at birthday parties.

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Attending a Conference or Workshop

Attending a conference is a great way to learn more about a specific topic, and meet other people who also have an interest in that topic. Here are some things you should know before you go:

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Autism and Wandering

This specific resource is a brochure with suggestions for keeping someone with autism who wanders safe. Topics include definitions, how to secure your home, suggestions to prevent wandering, and how to alert people who can help.

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Autism Awareness, Community Education and Support (AACES)

Autism Awareness, Community Education and Support (AACES) is a group of programs designed to increase independence and decrease isolation among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This brochure provides information on the different programs available to individuals living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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Autism Relationships

This section of the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania website is a series of videos designed to help individuals with autism learn how to develop lasting relationships.

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Autism Speaks: Social Skills & Autism

This website provides information about social skills and some different tools that might help enhance the social skills of a person with autism.

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