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AIDinPA Family Transition & Resource Guides
Many things have changed as a result of COVID-19, and will continue to change in the coming weeks and months. Many things have changed as a result of COVID-19 and are likely to continue to change in the coming weeks and months. As Pennsylvania prepares to re-open, there will be new guidelines and tools to support individuals and families to stay safe and healthy.
To assist, AIDinPA - a collaboration between Healthcare Quality Units (HCQUs) and Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training (ASERT), and funded by ODP – has compiled resources for easing community re-entry in compliance with state regulations while prioritizing an individual’s desires. Resources incorporate feedback from stakeholders including family members and Community of Practice leadership.
The attached guide, Your Roadmap Back into the Community, can assist family members and caretakers in assessing critical community re-entry criteria for individuals. Your Roadmap Back into the Community acts as a guide to supplements a similar transition guide that supports coordinators and counties use to assess community transition readiness. Families may use this guide to prepare for community re-entry and SC assessments.
The Resource Guide to Community Readiness is designed to provide resources and to help plan a path forward for families and caregivers as you consider the many different ways in which lives have been impacted as a result of COVID-19. Information within the guide can be used to help plan for services and supports that may be needed, and inform discussions with supports coordinators, service providers and support staff.
For more information and resources visit https://aidinpa.org/
For questions please email RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov