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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

The Phoenix

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah relates overcoming negative emotions and feelings to a Phoenix rising from the ashes

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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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Perseverance

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about the importance of perseverance and how she was able to persevere through different challenges to obtain her license.

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Hannah Gadsby is My Hero

By Rose

Rose talks about how the show, Douglas, provides a good media representation for females on the spectrum and why it is so important.

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Developing Social Skills

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync compares developing social skills to learning the rules of the road and learning to drive.

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Limits to Understanding

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about the importance of being open to learning new things from others and be willing to change your opinion with new information.

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Opening Up

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses what she's looking forward to when PA reopens as well as things she has learned during Quarantine.

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Autism Is Not A One Size Fit All Label

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how everyone with Autism is different, despite having the same diagnosis.

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Father’s Day

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses her relationship with her dad and how he has had a positive impact on her life.

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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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Pride Month and Protest with Self Love

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about the importance of self-care during moments of turmoil. They also discuss the history of Pride Month, how it began with the Stonewall Riots, and how it relates to current protests.

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The Effectiveness of Time Crunches… Why Rush?

By Khylil

Khylil talks about different time management tools he has used throughout his life and how it is has helped him manage anxiety in adulthood.

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Not Alone

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how having her family as her support system helped when she felt anxious or depressed. She also talks about what she is doing now to work on her own mental wellbeing.

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De-Stressing

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about the importance of coping strategies for mental and physical well being and gives a few examples of low-cost de-stressing activities.

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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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