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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 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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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 Join a Group Social Story

This social story developed by ASERT explains how to join a group of people.

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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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Including People with Disabilities in Your Political Campaign

This guide is a basic resource that campaigns at the local, state, and national levels can use to learn how they can become accessible not only to voters with disabilities, but also to people who want to volunteer with the campaign.

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Jump-Starting Community Inclusion

This toolkit contains sixty-six practical first steps that community mental health providers can take to more effectively support their service recipients’ participation in everyday community life.

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Library Resource Collection

This collection of resources, developed by ASERT, provides information for library staff on how to support individuals with autism as well as social stories that can be used with individuals to prepare them for visiting the library.

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Maintaining an Autism Support/Self-Advocacy Group

This resource was developed by ASERT to help those running a support or self-advocacy group in maintaining the group.

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Managing Anger Social Story

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals learn how to deal with anger and calm down.

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Mental Health Awareness Month Video Series

This is a collection of videos and resources about different ways to stay mentally well.

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National Parks Social Story

This visual resource provides information for individuals about visiting America's national parks.

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Online Safety Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about how to be safe online.

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Parent Education Network (PEN)

Offering learning strategies to parents and technical assistance to schools and families to increase meaningful family engagement linked to learning, to ultimately increase student success.

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