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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

Future Planning

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Planning for the future is neither easy or simple for anyone. I’ve been thinking a lot about the future lately. As we get older and our parents do too of course, it’s natural to start thinking about planning for the future because parents won’t always be around. Young adults need to be informed and think […]

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Restaurant Outing

By Khylil

I have been doing lots of things that make me more social, thus creating a better me for more realistic situations. So a few months back, around the end of my spring semester, I was at a hotpot restaurant and somehow, this setting has drastically changed my perspective on what was happening. I wouldn’t put […]

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Vermont Trip

By Archer

Is it possible for an aspie to break their day-to-day routine successfully?  Yes.  This summer I took a trip up to Stowe, Vermont.  It was the first time that I’d been up there, but that wasn’t the most significant part of the trip.  The most significant part of the trip was that I was in close confines with my […]

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Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

By Ziggie

Kitchen Nightmares was a show featuring Gordan Ramsay, a celebrity chef who is most notable for an aggressive tone that he can take, not shying away from using coarse language to hammer home his point. The premise of this series was a call for help from restaurant owners whose businesses have floundered seeking Gordon’s expert […]

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Putting It All Out There

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Have you ever had the experience of telling someone that you have Autism? The reaction I sometimes get is that of “So you’re like Temple Grandin or Rain Man?” Often the conversation ends right there but sometimes they want to know what it is like to have Autism. I find myself trying to explain how […]

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Comfort in Distant Locations

By Khylil

Sometimes people with Asperger’s or autism have a hard time getting used to areas they are not familiar with. This was (and still is) myself to this day. I have been more of an “inside” kind of person, and even though I had the want to leave my house, I never made that much of […]

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Assertiveness

By Ziggie

This month, I’m going to talk about assertiveness and how anyone can stand their ground in a variety of situations. Note tone differences between aggressive behavior vs. assertive behavior and talk about the importance of I statements and how they differ from accusatory ones. Let’s start with the definition of the word assertive: behaving confidently […]

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Out of Sync Woman’s Beach Vacation Journal

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Day 3 Before Vacation: It’s a few days before I head out on a trip with friends to the beach. I’m almost done getting everything ready for my vacation. I figured out my budget for the trip, breaking it into categories like food, gas, entertainment and extras. Next up is organizing what I need and […]

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Autism is AU-Some

By Khylil

Recently, I’ve found it difficult to compliment my friends on their accomplishments and/or the way they go about handling a certain task. In this day and age I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been a HUGE part of my life and supported me when things were very hard for me […]

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Putting Yourself First in the Era of 24-Hour News

By Ziggie

We live in the era of a 24-hour news cycle, and what this means is when we turn on the TV or look online there’s always something happening. Our phones can even receive news bulletins, and as soon as news breaks, we learn about it. This level of access to information is unprecedented in our […]

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Family Love

By Out-of-Sync Woman

You probably don’t know this but I have several nieces and nephews, and I’m incredibly proud of them. When they were babies, I wondered if any of them would have similar struggles to me as they got older. Not that this would change how I felt about them, but I know how much harder it […]

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Final Reflections

By Marissa

When I first started at Lebanon Valley College back in 2011, I remember feeling anxious, scared and nervous. Here I was, fresh out of high school and I had all these expectations placed on me. I didn’t know how I was going to be able to cope. I started as an open major and just […]

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Employment Journey

By Archer

Within the Aspie social group that I belong a topic that frequently comes up is people’s work experience. A theme that nearly all of them have shared is getting fired because they couldn’t meet the social requirements of their jobs. I started towards my current job in my junior year when I shadowed my boss […]

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Education with Asperger’s

By Marissa

Having Asperger’s is very challenging at times but one of the things I have struggled with the most throughout my education is organization. For most people organizing comes naturally, but not for me. I struggled even as far back as elementary school with organization. I would constantly loose handouts, homework and notes. When I would […]

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Puzzling Puzzle Pieces

By Khylil

The symbol of the puzzle itself is very interesting, it shows a sign of confusion every time you try to attach it to the other pieces and just wonder if it really belongs there. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. One thing for sure, you won’t get the full picture until you’ve actually placed more […]

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