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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

Ziggie

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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Why George Floyd’s Death Impacted Me As An Autistic African American Male

By Ziggie

Ziggy talks about how the death of George Floyd impacted him and his own experiences as an African American with autism.

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A Change of Plans

By Ziggie

Ziggy talks about plans that were put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic as well as adjustments he has made to his routine.

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Animal Crossing – An Island Escape

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how Animal Crossing has provided a fun escape from the pandemic. He discusses what he has done with his island and why the game is so engaging.

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Hey Arnold – A Showcase of Non-Traditional Family Structures

By Ziggie

Ziggy talks about how the 90's TV show, "Hey Arnold" covered individual and familial issues that were not commonly discussed in children shows and why it was so important to him.

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Black History and Nursing – Mary Eliza Mahoney

By Ziggie

For Black History Month, Ziggie writes about the first African American nurse - Mary Eliza Mahoney - and the lasting impact she made in the field.

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An Overview of Ridesharing Apps and Why I Prefer Using Them Over Public Transportation

By Ziggie

Ziggie shares his thoughts on using rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber, and why he prefers this mode of public transportation over others.

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The Magic School Bus

By Ziggie

Latest blog by Ziggie where he talks about the Magic School Bus and how it can be applied to situations in daily life.

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My thoughts on identity-first vs. person-first language

By Ziggie

In this blog, Ziggie discusses his thoughts and describes person-first and identity-first language. He shares his experiences and talks about which he prefers.

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A Wonderful Summer

By Ziggie

Ziggie reflects on the wonderful summer he had seeing his family and attending fun parties.

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The Great Distraction: Our Phones

By Ziggie

In this blog, Ziggie talks about smartphones and how they can become a distraction from the world around us.

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Please Stand By – Movie Review

By Ziggie

Films surrounding the subject of autism can be very hit or miss. Sometimes a movie will treat a person with ASD like furniture or an immeasurable burden upon their family. Other times, you can get an endearing depiction of autism, and you wish more narratives were like this. Recently I had the opportunity to watch […]

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Spoon Theory

By Ziggie

Spoon Theory. You may have heard of it or you might have not. Either way, I’ll be providing a brief overview of what it is and it’s significance in explaining to those who lack a bit of understanding, that those with mental illnesses, physical impairments or those with executive dysfunction have to put forth a […]

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Harry Belafonte

By Ziggie

Many, I am sure are familiar with Harry Belafonte’s illustrious career but I’ll highlight a few notable achievements. In his early life, he sang in jazz clubs in midtown New York in order to pay for his acting classes. At those clubs, he was backed by legends; Lester Young, Charlie Parker (band), Miles Davis and […]

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