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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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Ziggie

Get Checked Out: How a Small Pimple sent me to the ER.

By Ziggie

Ziggie, explains about his experience with a small health issue becoming a bigger problem. Ziggie writes about the importance of dealing with any health problem right away rather then waiting to see if it gets worse.

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Chicago Med – A Smart and Diverse Drama

By Ziggie

Check out what Ziggie thinks about Chicago Med, a medical drama. He shares his views on increasing diversity and realism in the way these characters are portrayed in the show.

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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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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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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 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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Celebrating Christmas & New Year’s Together

By Ziggie

Ziggie expressed gratitude that he and his family could find ways to safely gather for the holidays this year while still being mindful of Covid

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First Family Thanksgiving in Two Years

By Ziggie

Ziggie shares that he was able to have a family get together after 2 years and how grateful he was to catch up with family members

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How The Horror Film Carrie Teaches Us All To Be More Empathic To Targets Of Bullying

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how the film Carrie isn't just a horror film, but a story about bullying and empathy

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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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