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AID in PA Resource

Logo for Aid in PAIf there is one positive thing in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is the incredible creation of resources and support networks to get people the information they need in a timely manner.  Today we wanted to highlight just one of these resource collections.

AID in PA is a resource collection for Pennsylvanians in the autism and intellectual disability communities. A joint effort between ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training) and the statewide HCQUs (Health Care Quality Units), this site is designed to connect individuals with disabilities, families, professionals, and community members with resources that can best serve them in emergency situations. Current resources focus on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis; however, this site can be adapted to other challenges facing the community. 

Videos and resources for direct support professionals, individuals, and families will be available on topics like emergency preparation, handling life's stressors, being flexible and navigating new routines, infection control, etc. This is another tool for your toolbox so check the site out daily and share the relevant content with your colleagues, the individuals you support and their supporters.

Are there other strategies or recommendations that have been effective for the participants you support? If so, let us know! Please send any suggestions or  questions related to this email or requests for additional resources to RA-basprovidersupprt@pa.gov