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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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This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides information about cyberbullying as well as tips on what to do if you have experienced cyberbullying. Please click on the link below to access this helpful resource.

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Dating Resources for Individuals with Autism

These resources provide information and tips for individuals with autism on topics related to dating.

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Dub-C Autism Program

West Chester University is proud to introduce the Dub-C Autism Program (D-CAP).

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Finding Activities in Your Community

This resource, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, provides tips and suggestions for places to find events or activities going on in your community.

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Finding Resources

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.

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Guidelines Concerning Sexual Health, Personal Relationships and Sexuality

The purpose of this bulletin is to distribute "Sexual Health, Personal Relationships, and Sexuality Guidelines" and encourage provider agencies to develop policies consistent with the guidelines.

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HCBS Advocacy

Supports the full inclusion of people with disabilities and aging populations in the community.

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Health Care Mentorship Program

A Health Care Mentorship Program has been developed to support people with Intellectual Disability (ID) to be more actively involved in taking control of their healthcare needs.

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Hosting a Sensory Friendly Event

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.

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How to Find Someone to Date

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.

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How to Use Support Groups

There are many types of support groups for individuals with autism, family members, siblings, and caregivers. You may need to visit more than one type of group before you find one that meets your needs. When you find a group that works for you, you can benefit from the group in many ways. Here are a few.

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ICAN PLAY Leisure Manual

Going through this manual, the reader is given an opportunity to consider their personal leisure interests and take the first step towards having an active leisure lifestyle, ultimately leading to an overall improved quality of life.

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iCan Shine Programs

Movement and Play are the basis for all iCan Shine programs. Each program provides success through experience.

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Identity, Sexuality and Interpersonal Relationships

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information for direct support staff on how to support individuals with autism around the topics of sexuality, gender identity, and interpersonal relationships.

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