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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.

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Blogs

Get Checked Out: How a Small Pimple sent me to the ER.

By Ziggie

Ziggie, explains about his experience with a small health issue becoming a bigger problem. Ziggie writes about the importance of dealing with any health problem right away rather then waiting to see if it gets worse.

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What’s your quirk

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah's June blog is on quirks. Sarah talks about how she relates to the word and doesn't see it the same way as most people. She explains how having quirks has made her life better and richer.

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Chicago Med – A Smart and Diverse Drama

By Ziggie

Check out what Ziggie thinks about Chicago Med, a medical drama. He shares his views on increasing diversity and realism in the way these characters are portrayed in the show.

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Welcome to our new blogger, Rachel

By Rachel

Welcome to our new blogger, Rachel! ASDNext is excited to include her insights as a young woman on the Autism Spectrum. In her introductory blog, Rachel writes about her life's successes and challenges, and shares that talking about her experiences as a self-advocate and her vision for the way she thinks things could improve, is a main goal for her as a blogger.

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Weighing options of being a parent

By Out-of-Sync Woman

In this blog, Out-Of-Sync Woman discusses her frustrations regarding lack of resources and support when deliberating on having a baby and her final conclusions

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What is a Mental Health Advance Directive? A Brief Overview.

By Ziggie

In this blog for May, Ziggie explains what a Mental Health Advance Directive is and why it's helpful to prepare this document ahead of time. He also writes about his own experience crafting this document for himself.

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A Beastly Change

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah is inspired by Belle from the movie Beauty and the Beast as she embraces celebrating diversity and change.

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A Puzzling World with Infinite Possibilities

By Khylil

In this blog, Khylil talks about his journey to more independence and growth from childhood until adulthood.

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Tall Tales

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how people's opinions of autism are formed by TV shows and other media as well as what autism means to her

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Burnout: My Story – What Is It and How To Move Forward After

By Ziggie

Ziggie discusses burnout - what is it, his experience with it, and how he was able to gain back control in his life after experiencing burnout

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Questions Regarding Ableism

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how ableism and her autism diagnosis have impacted her life

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Remote Work is Necessary

By Miriam

Miriam discusses the pros and cons of remote work as the transition back to in-person work continues

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Masks; More Than Just A Pandemic Safety Measure

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about the benefits of wearing masks in his day to day life

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The European Melting Pot

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about getting into touch with her roots after doing some ancestry research

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The Golden Girls: Aging Gracefully with Laughter

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how the show, The Golden Girls, impacted him as he grew up and why he enjoyed it

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