This guide houses trainings for professionals, individuals and family members. This guide is divided into sections organized by training competencies, and then further organized by tier levels in an effort to meet professional, individual and family member training needs.
This collection of resources provides a range of both prevention and intervention resources related to sexual abuse and assault. Resources are broken down into categories for individuals, professionals, caregivers and general resources, as well as those for children and adults.
This resource collection provides resources by condition as well as general physical health resources for individuals with autism, their families, and providers.
This collection of resources focuses on the topic of mental health and provides general mental health information as well as specific resources related to anxiety, depression, behavior, services and assessment, psychopharmacology, and crisis intervention.
This bundle is a collection of social stories developed by ASERT and other professionals. Social stories can be a helpful took for individuals to prepare for and understand different situations.
This collection of resources includes information about visual schedules and using visual schedules for individuals with autism. These resources have information for individuals with autism, their families, providers and the community.
This resource is a collection of transition toolkits across the lifespan, organized by transition period from infancy to adulthood.
This collection of resources provides information on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including an introduction to ABA, how you can tell if a child is receiving ABA services, what to consider when choosing a provider, informationon insurance coverage for ABA services and more.
This collection of resources provides background information on LGBTQI topics as well as specific resources for families, individuals, policymakers and healthcare providers, as well as support groups and organizations.
The ASERT eLearning page offers free, online trainings across a variety of topics for both community members and direct support staff and other professionals.
This course provides an understanding of social skills associated with autism and how those deficits affect everyday social interactions, discusses common social skills targets and how to teach social skills in everyday life, and how to help individuals generalize social skills in everyday social interactions.
This course provides information regarding the benefits and risks of technology for individuals with autism, how characteristics of autism can influence online behavior, tips to increase online safety awareness, and tools to teach others about online safety.
This course provides a brief overview and history of autism, symptoms and diagnosis, tools and strategies that can be used when working with individuals who have autism, as well as additional resources for learning more.
This course provides information on the prevalence and pathways to sexual abuse/assault, why individuals with autism are at increased risk for sexual abuse/assault, primary signs of sexual abuse/assault, the importance of teaching sexual safety, how to monitor interactions to reduce risk and the process for reporting suspected sexual abuse/assault.
This resource provides a listing of support and self-advocacy groups across the state of Pennsylvania, listed by county. Individuals can use the interactive map to search by county to find support groups, including in-person and online groups.
This training and resource platform, maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, offers a wide range of resources and trainings for professionals, as well as individuals and families.
The Health Care Quality Units (HCQUs) work to support and improve the health information and knowledge for the intellectual disabilities community service system by building capacity and competency within the physical and behavioral health care systems as well as the stakeholders of the ID/A system. This page allows users to search the HCQU online course catalog for free, online trainings.
The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a web-based training curriculum that provides learning opportunities on many topics of importance to people with developmental disabilities and those who support them. Since 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs has supported the use of the CDS as a way to offer effective, consistent training to Direct Support Professionals, Supports Coordinators, supervisory and managerial staff, self-advocates, families and other interested parties across the Commonwealth.