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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Blogs

Sarah Matincheck

What’s Your Superpower?

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how each of us has our own unique superpower to help us cope and get through life. Sarah talks about her superpower, being optimistic, has helped her get through COVID-19.

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The Phoenix

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah relates overcoming negative emotions and feelings to a Phoenix rising from the ashes

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Perseverance

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about the importance of perseverance and how she was able to persevere through different challenges to obtain her license.

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Asking For Help

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how important it is to ask for help when you need it as well as how you need to be considerate of the person offering to help you.

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The Puzzle Piece

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how the symbol of the puzzle piece has been meaningful to her and the autism community.

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Hobbies

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how important hobbies were currently and while she was growing up. She discusses how hobbies have allowed her to grow and have new experiences.

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Defining Normal

By Sarah Matincheck

In this blog, Sarah discusses what it means to be "normal" and how her opinion changed as she learned more about Autism.

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Confusion

By Sarah Matincheck

In this blog, Sarah talks to her experience being confused and how she has developed ways to overcome that confusion and self-advocate.

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Changes

By Sarah Matincheck

Make sure to check out the latest blog by Sarah. In this blog Sarah talks about change and how it can impact your life. She discusses how at times change can be hard, especially for those individuals on the spectrum, but that in the end it can actually be a positive thing.

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Identification

By Sarah Matincheck

In this blog, Sarah discusses her experience with community engagement and how she would like to be identified in the community.

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Halloween Really IS Fun

By Sarah Matincheck

Hi everyone! It’s almost time for Halloween – the one time of year you get to be someone else/get candy/decorate outside/get scared and so on. But Halloween isn’t always fun for every child you know. Halloween was fun for me as a child, but that’s not the case for many kids with autism or special […]

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The Benefits of Autism

By Sarah Matincheck

People may believe that having Autism is generally a bad thing, but there are some good traits that people with Autism possess that those without Autism may not.

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