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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

Man’s Best Friend

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah held an interview with service dog owners Joel and Paige about how their dogs Blanche and Carolina were trained and how they can help people on the spectrum

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Greta Thunberg and Susan Boyle: Showcasing Autistic Talent and Ambition in the Media

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how impactful it is to see two Autistic women who are very passionate and well-respected in their field

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Saying Goodbye to the Neighborhood

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about feelings of sadness, anxiety, and excitement as she prepares to move to a new place

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Autism in the Media

By Daniel Bullock

Daniel talks about the increased presence of autism in news outlets, TV, and movies and talks about how autism is portrayed in each outlet

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Does Society Have Empathy for Celebrities Who Struggle Mental Illness?

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about celebrities also have mental health struggles, even though they have wealth and fame as well as emphasizing how important it is to show empathy to anyone struggling with mental illness

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Spectrum in the Media

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses her desire to see the media portray more of the spectrum

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(Un)intentional Autistic Representation in Media: How I See It

By Dmitri 

Dmitri discusses how powerful it can be to relate to a character in a TV show or movie - even if they are not confirmed to have autism

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Representation: Major Plot Point vs Casual Mention

By Miriam

Miriam discusses how it can be beneficial to see LGBTQ representation in media - whether it be a major plotline or a casual mention

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Talent!

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how people should embrace the different talents they possess

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Digital vs. Printed Books: The Questions You Should Be Asking

By Miriam

Miriam discusses the pros and cons of digital and physical copies of books and textbooks

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Moving to a New Place

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses her feelings about moving to a new apartment and her moving plan

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Job Hunting on the Spectrum: Part 2

By Dmitri 

Dmitri discusses their experience working and getting hired at retail stores on the spectrum

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Staying Cool, Calm, and Collected

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about the power of emotions and the importance of acknowledging them as you make decisions

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Keeping My Apartment Clean

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of balance and scheduling as she lives independently

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Fear

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah points out that while we do not like to feel fear, it can beneficial to keeping us safe

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