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Active Shooter Social Story

This social story developed ASERT along with PEMA, provides a visual explanation of how to handle an active shooter situation.

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All About Me Form: Adult

This is a form to be filled in with important information - including name, communication preferences, likes, dislikes and important contacts' information - about an adult self-advocate. This can be a useful tool for efficiently and effectively providing an individual with support.

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All About Me Form: Child

This is a form to be filled in with important information - including name, communication preferences, likes, dislikes and important contacts' information - about a child with autism or an intellectual disability. This can be a useful tool for efficiently and effectively providing an individual with support.

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Avoid Coronavirus Scams

This resource from the Federal Trade Commission provides information on avoiding Coronavirus scams.

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Being a Careful Reader of Coronavirus Information

This resource provides tips and suggestions for making sure that you're getting the best and most trustworthy information related to coronavirus.

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Calling 911

This resources for parents/caregivers and self-advocates provides information about what to expect when you call 911.

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Caring for Pets and Livestock During an Emergency

This social story developed by ASERT along with PEMA, provides a visual explanation of how to care for pets or livestock in the case of an emergency situation.

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COVID Variants and Breakthrough Cases

These resources provide an overview of what it means when people talk about variants of COVID-19, as well as what breakthrough cases are, why they happen and what you need to know to reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.

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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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Decision Making for the COVID-19 Vaccine

This resource, developed by ASERT in collaboration with Dr. Venkat from Allegheny Health Network and Dr. Migyanka from Indiana University of Pennsylvania provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine to help individuals make informed decisions.

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Disaster Supply Kit List

This resource includes a list of items you may want to include in a disaster supply kit in case of an emergency.

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Educating the Emergency Department

This resource was developed for parents/caregivers and self-advocates on educating your local emergency department about being on the spectrum.

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Emergency Preparedness Shelter Toolkits

These trauma-informed sensory positive toolkits were developed in partnership with the PA Department of Human Services for the purpose of informing self-advocates, shelter staff/volunteers, families, caregivers, and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) on how to best support persons with sensory needs, including individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism in a disaster shelter setting. These toolkits are available to download, print, and share.

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