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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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Holding a job is a key step toward adulthood and independence. These resources can help people with autism succeed at their work.

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Getting Feedback at Work

In every job, you will be given feedback about your performance, both positive and negative. The reason for feedback at work is to help you learn what you are doing well at your job, as well as what areas you need to improve. It can be stressful to hear feedback about yourself, especially the negatives, but it is important in learning about yourself as a worker. This resource provides some tips to help you deal with negative feedback at work.

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Going Back to Work Social Story

This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about going back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource includes information on what will be different at work because of the pandemic.

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How to Create a Resume

A resume is a document used by job seekers to highlight their skills, accomplishments, education and work experiences. It is given to potential employers and is the first impression you make. This resource provides tips and information on how to create a resume.

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How to Get a Reasonable Accommodation on the Job

The ADA requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Job Skills

Learning and practicing job skills while youth are still in schools helps youth with disabilities to be more successful at finding and maintaining employment. Parents and family members can also work with and encourage youth to develop skills to be successful in the workplace. Depending on the needs and strengths of the youth there are many different ways these skills can be taught. A transition plan that focuses on both assessment and planning is essential to prepare youth for life after high school.

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Key Transition Resources

This list is an overview of some of the transition resources that ASERT references most frequently.

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LEAD Center Webinars

This website provides an archive of free webinars from the LEAD Center on employment related topics for individuals with autism and other disabilities.

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National Autism Indicators Reports

The National Autism Indicators Report series presents the research findings from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes Program. Reports include statistics on high school students with autism, developmental disability services and outcomes in adulthood, vocational rehabilitation, and transition into young adulthood.

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

Working to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment, and independent living.

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National Technical Assistance Center on Transition

Assisting agencies in implementing practices that help to ensure success in post-secondary education and employment.

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National Training and Data Center: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

The VCU National Training and Data Center is a partnership between VCU and five collaborating organizations.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

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ODP Comprehensive Employment Report

This webpage on MyODP.org focuses on information and resources for the Everyday Lives action step around employment. Resources include the Comprehensive Employment Report, Executive Orders around employment, information sheets on WIOA and more.

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Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Publications

This website contains a descriptive list of publications that are currently available from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and are designed to assist individuals in better understanding the OVR program and the process of vocational rehabilitation.

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