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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Blogs

Deconstructing Small Talk – Phatic Communication

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how though small talk is part of everyday life, it can be challenging and confusing

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Cautiously Reaching Out

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about it is nice to do something for someone but it can be difficult to reach out to them

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Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how stepping out of her comfort zone into new opportunities can help her gain new skills

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We Still Need Retail Stores

By Miriam

Miriam discusses the value that retail stores, movie theaters, malls, and restaurants provide to people

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Pandemic Aggression

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses how wearing his mask in public led to an encounter with an angry man

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Allyship and Counterspaces

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about their work on the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee, and discusses how to be a good ally

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Practicing Communication

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about practicing communication skills - talking, writing, and listening - has helped her, and how it is important to keep practicing and learning

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Feeling Unheard

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how she sometimes feels unheard and what she is trying to do to move forward

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Positive Solutions – Supporting My Family Through a Pandemic

By Ziggie

Ziggie explains how he supported his family during the pandemic, how he explained COVID-19 to them, and how things are looking up for them after being vaccinated

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Feeling More Stuck at Home than Last Year

By Miriam

Miriam talks about how they still felt isolated at home even though they were vaccinated

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Communication in the Workplace

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how open communication with their boss and collaborating with their colleagues have helped them have a more fulfilling work experience

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The Awkwardness Masks Now Carry

By Miriam

Miriam discusses their feelings regarding the end of mask mandates

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Getting the Vaccine

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about getting the COVID-19 vaccine and how it was beneficial for her

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Responsibility

By Sarah Matincheck

As she has gotten older, Sarah has received more responsibilities. She discusses how she handles them and what it means to her

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Welcome Back to Public Transportation

By Dmitri 

Dmitri discusses returning to public transportation as things begin opening back up and how they cope with public transportation

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