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.
There are so many things I’m looking forward to doing once my area of PA starts opening up. I feel both excited and a little uncertain about how this will affect me.
Being on the Autism Spectrum makes transitioning to new expectations and rules difficult and anxiety-producing.
Understanding and changing my behavior requires energy so I may be more tired than usual. Having Autism for me means I get tired faster.
There’s a lot I’m happy and grateful for in my life but here a few things I’m looking forward to:
*I’m excited about seeing my friends and spending time together.
*I’m looking forward to seeing and catching up with family members I haven’t seen for a while.
*Having some of my favorite stores reopen to the public and carefully shopping in person.
There are some things I want to remember about my experience during the stay at home order:
*It doesn’t take as much to make me happy as I previously thought and I’m grateful for the small things in my life.
*Taking time to appreciate the people in my life.
Not being so focused on achievement and “what’s next” but appreciate what I have now.
I’ve learned a lot and experienced a lot of new things during this time of being at home more. I’m looking forward to the new challenges of what’s next!