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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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Parent to Parent

Parent to parent believes that matching families with similar experiences and needs makes a positive difference in people’s lives.

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Parent to Parent Connections, Inc. of Northumberland County

Parent to Parent Connections is a local nonprofit resource and support network created by parents for parents and individuals needing help getting connected with the information and support they need.

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Parenting Special Needs Magazine

Parenting Special Needs Magazine seeks to provide parents of children with special needs of all ages and stages of life, both information and inspiration.

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Penn Speaks for Autism

The purpose of this organization is to provide support for individuals with autism and to increase awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the University of Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia.

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Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN)

The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) is one of the longest standing youth-led, youth-driven groups in Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Adaptive Dance

Adaptive dance classes are designed for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders or other sensory sensitivities.

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Planning a Birthday Party for a Child with Autism

When planning a birthday party for a child with autism, there are different ways you can help to make your child’s special day a great experience. Here are a few suggestions to consider as you plan the celebration.

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Planning a Social Event

There are a lot of things to think about when putting together or hosting a social event. The following steps will help you to make sure you are prepared before and during your event.

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Romance 101: Dating for Adults with Autism

This resource, part of the CAR Autism Roadmap developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, provides information for individuals with autism about dating, including where to meet people, how to handle rejection, autism-specific concerns, safety, and marriage.

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Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1)

Supporting the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.

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Sensory Story Time at the Library Social Story

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

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Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

This website provides information and resources on sex education, healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive health, sexual rights, and more from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).

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Shopping for Clothes

Going clothing shopping can be a stressful time for an individual with autism and the rest of the family. This FAQ sheet will give information that may be helpful with understanding some of the difficulties families have during a day of shopping.

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Shopping Tips for Adults with Autism

While shopping is a necessary part of life for an adult with autism, it can also cause anxiety. This information sheet provides tips and suggestions for planning your next shopping trip.

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Small World Special Needs

A resource hub for individuals helping children with special needs to find ways to improve the child's quality of life.

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