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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

Welcome to our new blogger, Rachel

Welcome to our new blogger, Rachel! ASDNext is excited to include her insights as a young woman on the Autism Spectrum. In her introductory blog, Rachel writes about her life's successes and challenges, and shares that talking about her experiences as a self-advocate and her vision for the way she thinks things could improve, is a main goal for her as a blogger.

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Weighing options of being a parent

By Out-of-Sync Woman

In this blog, Out-Of-Sync Woman discusses her frustrations regarding lack of resources and support when deliberating on having a baby and her final conclusions

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What is a Mental Health Advance Directive? A Brief Overview.

By Ziggie

In this blog for May, Ziggie explains what a Mental Health Advance Directive is and why it's helpful to prepare this document ahead of time. He also writes about his own experience crafting this document for himself.

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A Beastly Change

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah is inspired by Belle from the movie Beauty and the Beast as she embraces celebrating diversity and change.

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A Puzzling World with Infinite Possibilities

By Khylil

In this blog, Khylil talks about his journey to more independence and growth from childhood until adulthood.

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Tall Tales

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how people's opinions of autism are formed by TV shows and other media as well as what autism means to her

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Burnout: My Story – What Is It and How To Move Forward After

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses burnout - what is it, his experience with it, and how he was able to gain back control in his life after experiencing burnout

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Questions Regarding Ableism

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how ableism and her autism diagnosis have impacted her life

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Remote Work is Necessary

By Miriam

Miriam discusses the pros and cons of remote work as the transition back to in-person work continues

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Masks; More Than Just A Pandemic Safety Measure

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about the benefits of wearing masks in his day to day life

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The European Melting Pot

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about getting into touch with her roots after doing some ancestry research

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The Golden Girls: Aging Gracefully with Laughter

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how the show, The Golden Girls, impacted him as he grew up and why he enjoyed it

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Rough Start to a New Year

By Miriam

Miriam talks about the rough start of their year and what was in and out of their control

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Smart Enough

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how society's emphasis on being "smart" can be challenging

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How Do You Describe a Mistake

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah reflects on how mistakes help you grow as a person

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