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Video: Being Flexible and Starting New Routines

This video, developed for self-advocates, provides tips and suggestions on how to be flexible during times of change, and how to start new routines.


Many people with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism are immuno- compromised and at a greater risk of severe health consequences if they become infected with COVID-19. Often illness can present itself behaviorally. This presentation provides information about how COVID-19 may “look” in individuals who have difficulty expressing themselves verbally.

Key Takeaways:

    • Always rule out medical first!
    • Pay attention to behavioral changes as they may
    • indicate that a person is not feeling well.
    • Teach those you support, in concrete ways, to protect themselves.

For more information on starting new routines, check out this resource from ASERT:

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This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.