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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

Asking For Help

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how important it is to ask for help when you need it as well as how you need to be considerate of the person offering to help you.

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The Outside Looking In: A Mother’s Perspective

By Khylil

Khylil talks about how making a video with his mother for Autism Awareness month helped him learn more about not only his own journey with autism, but also how it affected his mother.

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Getting Past Negative Emotions

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how it is important to identify negative emotions that you are feeling and find ways to better understand yourself to negate those feelings.

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Autism Awareness for the Entire Family

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important it is to support families of individuals with autism instead of putting them on a pedestal.

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The Puzzle Piece

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how the symbol of the puzzle piece has been meaningful to her and the autism community.

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Not Autistic Enough

By Rose

Rose talks about the problems they encounter when looking for resources - that they are not "autistic enough" to benefit fully from available resources but not "normal enough" to not need accommodations.

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Staying Calm

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how it's okay to be struggling right now due to the pandemic and coping strategies she has used to feel better.

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Animal Crossing – An Island Escape

By Ziggie

Ziggie talks about how Animal Crossing has provided a fun escape from the pandemic. He discusses what he has done with his island and why the game is so engaging.

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What I Do Matters

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how important her role as a citizen is in stopping the spread of coronavirus and how vital it is to follow the guidance of the government.

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Parent’s Take: Coping with Coronavirus

Kate Hooven, a parent of a teen with Autism, discusses the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic has presented.

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It Starts With Me

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about her experiences having autism and how it has helped her.

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Hobbies

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how important hobbies were currently and while she was growing up. She discusses how hobbies have allowed her to grow and have new experiences.

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Art and Expression in Times of Stress

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how a tool they have used during stressful times, vent art, can be a good coping mechanism for others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Online Learning During the Coronavirus

By Rose

Rose talks about the transition to online learning due to coronavirus and the associated pros and cons of this new learning format.

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Social Distancing and Electronics

Khylil talks about utilizing things such as video games, social media, and phone calls to keep in touch with friends during this time and how these have been effective tools for communication.

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