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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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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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Autistic Like Me

A documentary about fathers and male care givers raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Be Safe: Community Safety Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for individuals with autism to help explain and teach ways for them to stay safe when they are out in the community.

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Be Safe: Consensual Touch Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information on consensual touch in a visual format.

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Be Safe: Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships Social Story

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains some of the differences in a healthy relationship compared to an unhealthy relationship.

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Be Safe: Relationships Social Stories, Parts 1-6

These social stories, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provide information on different types of relationships such as family, friends, acquaintances, strangers and romantic.

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Be Safe: Relationships Social Story, Parts 1-6

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information on different types of relationships such as friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships, strangers and acquaintances.

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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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Building a Relationship of Mutual Respect

This specific resource provides professionals with information on building relationships with individuals on the autism spectrum.

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Bullying Prevention and Intervetion

Bullying, including cyberbullying, is a serious problem that impacts many children but is even more prevalent for children who have disabilities. This resource provides information from various sources about bullying, how to prevent it from occurring, and what can be done to support individuals who have experienced bullying.

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Camp Finder

The CampResource.com Directory of Summer Camps can help in the search for day camps, overnight camps and teen tour/travel camps.

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Challenger Baseball of Southern York County

The purpose of the Southern York County Youth Club (SYC) is to sponsor a program of supervised athletics for the youth without distinction as to sex, religion, race or color, thereby promoting the highest standards of sportsmanship and good fellowship.

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Checking Out Books and Materials at the Library Social Story

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

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Community Involvement

The experiences we have within our community are as important as our experiences in the privacy of our homes. Being engaged in the community makes us feel connected and safe. People with Autism gain much from community involvement. They also play an important role in enriching communities by adding to diversity within communities. Consider the strategies below in supporting community involvement and teaching the relationship-building skills necessary to engaging with neighbors, businesses, service providers, faith-based organizations, and outlets for leisure activities. Interview the person you support and map a plan together for community involvement.

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Conversation How-To Guides

These resources, developed by ASERT, provide practical tips for individuals with autism who want to know more about starting conversations with new people.

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Cyber Safety: Having Fun and Staying Safe Online

This #ASDNext interactive presentation helps teens and adults understand the benefits and risks of technology and learn tips and tools to stay safe online.

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