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COVID-19 Community Planning Tool: Family and Caregiver Guides

These guides are designed to provide a road map for families and caregivers to determine their loved ones strengths and needs when it comes to being ready to go back into the community.

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COVID-19 Community Planning Tool: Self-Advocate Guides

These guides have been designed to help self-advocates plan and prepare for the changes they may face when going back into their communities after COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Scammers are using the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to create ways to steal money and personal information. This resource provides information about potential scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine and how you can protect yourself against them.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

These resources are designed to help answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. There is information on Emergency Use Authorization and social stories on getting the vaccine and what to expect after you receive a vaccine. These resources were developed in collaboration with the PA Department of Health.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Social Stories

These social stories provide a visual explanation of what to expect when getting the vaccine for COVID-19 and what you may experience after getting the vaccine. Social stories are provided in both English and Spanish, and have also been developed into videos.

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Dating During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the way we communicate and interact with others. This means the way we meet and get to know a potential romantic partner has also changed. This guide is designed to help self-advocates navigate dating during a pandemic.

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Human Trafficking Social Stories

This series of social stories provides visual guides on what human trafficking is and how to help prevent it.

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Human Trafficking: What you need to know

These resources were designed for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities to learn about human trafficking. Resources include information on what it is, signs, prevention, and what to do if you suspect human trafficking.

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Video: Advocating for Healthcare Needs

This video provides information for individuals on how to advocate for themselves to get their healthcare needs met.

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Video: All About Your Child

This presentation for families and caregivers provides suggestions on preparing for emergency care for their child.

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Video: Anxiety-What you need to know

This video provides information about anxiety, risk factors, signs of anxiety in individuals with ID/A, and ways to manage anxiety.

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Video: Back into the Community

This video provides self-advocates with tips and information on finding good information about COVID-19 and guidelines for going back into the community.

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Video: Behavioral Presentation of COVID-19

This presentation provides information on signs of COVID-19 to look for in individuals who have limited expressive language.

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Video: Being Flexible and Starting New Routines

This presentation, for self-advocates, provides tips and suggestions on being flexible during times of change and learning how to start new routines.

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Video: Bereavement During a Pandemic

This video provides advice on how to manage the grief associated with bereavement during a pandemic. There are two videos included in this resource, one for the general community and one for self-advocates. There is also information on how to best support individuals during this time.

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