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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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 provides a list of items and tasks to ensure are ready before attending a social event or activity.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
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.Read more