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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

Out-of-Sync Woman

Being in the Moment

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of practicing mindfulness in everyday life

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Alcohol

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses why she tends to avoid alcohol, though she is of legal age, and her own guidelines for when she does have a drink

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Saying Goodbye to the Neighborhood

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about feelings of sadness, anxiety, and excitement as she prepares to move to a new place

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Spectrum in the Media

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses her desire to see the media portray more of the spectrum

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Moving to a New Place

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses her feelings about moving to a new apartment and her moving plan

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Keeping My Apartment Clean

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses the importance of balance and scheduling as she lives independently

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Night Before

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about anxious feelings that she had before making a big decision and how she coped

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Moving Boundaries and Limitations

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how fear and anxiety, even if it is not her own, can make it difficult to move forward

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Understanding Through Context

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how she struggles with not always understanding what is going on around her - comparing her experiences to watching a movie on low volume.

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Importance of Socializing

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Womans discusses the importance of utilizing social interaction and what she does to improve her social skills

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Emotional Night

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how it easy to get swept up in feelings of anger and how it is best to take action once you have time to rationalize your feelings

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Anger and Harder Thoughts

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how she experiences feelings of anger as well as other difficult emotions and thoughts.

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My Roommate, My Cat

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about her "furry" roommate, her cat, and how he has been helpful in her day-to-day life.

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Thanksgiving

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how Thanksgiving will be different this year due to the pandemic

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Running on Empty

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman notes that big and fun events can be emotionally draining. She talks about what she does to care for her mental health during emotionally draining times

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