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.
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!