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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

Ziggie

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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Pandemic Aggression

By Ziggie

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

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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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Taking Pride In Myself – A Tale of Coming Out

By Ziggie

For pride month, Ziggie reflects on how he came to terms with his sexuality and how he takes pride in himself year-round

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My Kindle Experience

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how getting a Kindle has reignited his love of reading

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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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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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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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Pandemic Reflection – Adapting to Things Outside of Your Control

By Ziggie

Ziggie reflects on the challenges that he faced during the pandemic thus far and how he has been coping with the uncertainty

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Pursuing Higher Education in 2021

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses how he made his plan to pursue a degree in higher education in a field that he is passionate about.

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Sensory Friendly Skincare

By Ziggie

Ziggie provides some tips on sensory-friendly skincare and what he has learned over the years.

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Voting Rights and Women’s Suffrage – How African American Women Revolutionized The Fight For Representation.

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses the influence that African American Suffragettes had on Voting Rights and the history of Voting Rights

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The Virtual World: How It’s Helped, And How It Could Be Better

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how the internet has helped him adjust to life during the pandemic and how this adjustment may be harder for some

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13 Reasons Why Season 2 Review

By Ziggie

Ziggy talks about season 2 of 13 Reasons Why and how effectively the show handles serious issues - such as bullying and assaults.

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13 Reasons Why Season 1 Review – Revisiting the Controversy

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses the TV show 13 Reasons Why - the controversies surrounding the show as well as the positive impact the show had with increasing discussion of mental health in school

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