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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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Saying Goodbye to the Neighborhood

By Out-of-Sync Woman
I hadn’t realized until now how much I’m going to miss my neighbors. I thought I would walk out without a backward glance but I was wrong about that. The funny thing about moving is how much it’s made me appreciate what I currently have. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited about moving out and meeting new people. It’s just hard to let go of being a part of the community I currently live in.  I really don’t know how I will fit into my new community at my new place. I’m really anxious about finding a new place to belong and I want to honor that feeling. However, I have made my choice and I need to try my best to get in a positive frame of mind.
My friends say that I’m cheerful, generous, kind and a nice person. I think most people out of all the folks who know me, like me. I feel like my social skills are pretty good which makes things easier for me. I’m genuinely interested in people and I want to get to know them. I have the time, energy, and opportunity to get involved in my new community. Everything that I’ve said so far makes me feel optimistic about becoming part of a new community.
I need to acknowledge my emotion of anxiety and at the same time keep a positive attitude. I need to have faith that everything’s going to be okay. I know that moving away is hard but I’m grateful for this opportunity to explore new places, meet new people, and try new things. Best wishes to my readers, may you have much success with your new endeavors.