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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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The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley

The Miracle League is a baseball league in Lehigh Valley created particularly for children with disabilities.

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The Social Side of Sex

The purpose of this presentation is to educate those interested in sexuality issues for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities about the link between the development of social relationships and the impact those relationships can have on their sexual lives.

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Theatre Horizon Autism Drama Program

Using a variety of dramatic techniques, Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program inspires imagination, communication, and interest in personal relationships for individuals on the autism spectrum. Our classes help students develop social skills, verbal expression, empathy for others, and a sense of self worth and accomplishment.

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Tips to Increase Social Engagement

This resource, developed by ASERT, provides tips and suggestions for families and caregivers on how to potentially increase social engagement in an individual with autism.

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Using Vision Boards to Find Community Supports

This resource from ASERT provides information for direct support staff on using vision boards to find supports within a community such as meet-up groups and activities.

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Video: Holidays in 2020

This video reviews some of the changes that you and your family may experience in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

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Video: Staying Connected While Socially Distancing

This presentation provides tips and suggestions on how to stay connected with others while following stay at home orders.

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Video: Water and Pool Safety

This webinar provides tips for self-advocates on how to stay safe in the water. Pools, water parks, and natural bodies of water, like oceans and lakes are covered, as well as the unique features of each to be aware of when enjoying time in the water.

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Volunteering

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals figure out what they'd like to volunteer for, where to find volunteering opportunities, and who to volunteer for.

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Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre wants to accommodate all of their guests — including individuals with disabilities. On their website, they have lists of their special needs accommodations and sensory friendly performances.

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We Connect Now

One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation, and personal contacts. Through this website people can also share and read other people’s stories as a source of support and comfort.

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What is Discord?

This resource explains the online platform called Discord.

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What to Do if You Get Pulled Over

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals know what to do if they get pulled over by the police.

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Why Having Autism Might Make Social Events More Difficult

This resource provides information for individuals with autism about reasons why having autism can make attending social events a more difficult experience.

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