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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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Blogs

Isolation

By Khylil

During my summer, I was back after a refreshing trip from Baltimore where I had a wonderful time with friends enjoying the most, really cool comic based themes for the closing of the 2016 “OTAKON!! At the Baltimore convention.” Now that I was home, I had wonder how to feel after going from meeting and […]

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Furry Friends

By Ziggie

Pets can play an important role in a person’s life, perhaps even more so for individuals who are neurodivergent, have autism or even a combination of both. Animals of all kinds: dogs, cats, birds and others are able to provide a non-judgmental level of support, just through their interactions with us. With this blog post, […]

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Get out of the house! No.

By Archer

For most of my life my parents have been trying to get me out of the house and socialize with my friends. For my part I’ve resisted their efforts most of the time. It’s the deeply held belief that a “normal” kid should spend a lot of time with their friends that makes my parents […]

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Budget Basics

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I think that budgeting is a cornerstone skill to living as independently as possible. It’s one of the first skills I put into practice before I moved away from home. Budgeting consists of two parts, the first part is getting the “big picture” of what your fixed expenses and priorities are. The second part encompasses the skills […]

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Meet the Newest ASDNext Blogger, Ziggy!

By Ziggie

Hi everyone, I’m Ziggy. I was recently chosen as a ASDNext blogger, and my first entry is going to serve as an introduction. I was born and grew up in Pittsburgh. My parents who did foster care for many years had the opportunity to adopt, and I was fostered by them when I was only […]

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Balancing Act

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I like to think of myself as a thoughtful person but I struggle every day with how to use the money I have to live on. Like everyone, I have fixed expenses that I must pay every month like rent, car insurance, and food, plus unexpected costs. If I don’t pay my fixed expenses, there […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me

By Archer

What is a friend? The general consensus is a person that you enjoy spending time with and sharing experiences. But to Aspergers individuals the people we call friends can vary widely. I’ve only had a handful of friends outside of my family. One good friend from first grade, three friends from high school, my girlfriend, […]

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On the Move

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Proper preparation and a leap of faith are needed in any big change. Moving out is a big change for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving into an apartment or a house with roommates, or living by yourself, moving is hard work. I was lucky enough to have family and friends who had moved […]

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Aspie Relationship?

By Archer

Can a person with an Aspergers diagnosis date or be in a relationship? Yes. Despite all the naysayers, the doubts, and uncertainties a person with Aspergers can have a relationship with someone. I’ve been dating my girlfriend for over half a year. Our relationship has been successful because we share many things. We share a […]

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Summer Vacation: Fun in the Sun

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Vacations are something that most people look forward to and have few problems with. However, there are many people who struggle before, during and after vacations. Vacations can be fun if you plan ahead, know yourself, and have a good attitude. There are times before these events that I “fall apart” due to the stress […]

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Family Ties

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I’ve seen lots of parents’ perspectives on raising children who have autism. I’ve yet to see the perspective of autistic adults like me about their parents. It does seem to be asymmetrical, don’t you think? Let me tell you a little about me. I was diagnosed at a very young age and was lucky enough […]

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Work? School? Both!

By Archer

In today’s world, most people jump straight from high school to college, but as a person with Aspergers I opted for a different approach that has worked quite well.  I was able to arranged for Diversified Occupation, better known as Work Release, to be made part of my school schedule, meaning that I could leave […]

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Cliff Diving Into College

By Out-of-Sync Woman

When I was going through high school, my most important goal was to graduate from high school while getting good grades. Schoolwork was my total focus since I had to work really hard to be successful. I had a lot of support and help in being successful because I have several learning disabilities in addition […]

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