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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These resources provide information and tips for individuals with autism on topics related to dating.Read more
This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and suggestions for places to find events or activities going on in your community.Read more
Supporting an individual with autism to find resources within his or her neighborhood, town, county or broader metropolitan region provides a unique opportunity for you to teach fundamental skills in community living. One method of teaching these skills is to involve the person you support in researching, contacting, and connecting with local and regional resources. By scaffolding network building in gradual steps that consider the individual’s needs and learning process, you can empower him or her to play a more active role in shaping his community involvement. Below is a helpful planning tool to get you started. Try to complete as many steps as possible with the person you support.Read more
This resource developed by ASERT gives examples of topics for guest speakers to talk about at autism support groups with members that are 17 and older.Read more
A sensory friendly event is an event that is designed to be less sensory stimulating and overwhelming. This approach often makes it easier for individuals who have sensory sensitivities, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are sensitive to things like noise, colors, sounds and smells, to participate in social activities and community or professional events. If your event is open to the public, you may not know if someone planning to attend has sensory sensitivities. It is therefore important to consider ways to make events welcoming for everyone who may attend.Read more
When you want to start dating, it can be difficult to know exactly where to find people to date. This resource shares tips and ideas on the most common places to find someone to date.Read more