Many things have changed as a result of COVID-19, and will continue to change in the coming weeks and months. As communities prepare to open up, there will be new rules and guidelines in place to keep people safe and healthy. For individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, this process may be even more complicated. 

To assist, AIDinPA – a collaboration between PA Healthcare Quality Units, ASERT, Community of Practice, and ODP – has compiled resources for easing community re-entry in compliance with state regulations while prioritizing an individual’s desires.

Your Roadmap Back into the Community

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.

Resource Guide to Community Readiness

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.

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