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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

Diversity and Inclusion

By Ziggie

It’s Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. This time of year draws attention to those with ASD, can provide eye-opening education, and gives those on the spectrum a megaphone to utilize to discuss pertinent issues on their mind relating to ASD. Previously, I wrote in detail on how far the discussion about autism has come, and this year […]

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Community Connection

By Out-of-Sync Woman

April is Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month. Connecting people with Autism to the community is an important part of having a meaningful life. Being human, I need to belong to a community. Community for me is a combination of physical location, people who are close to me, and people who share some common beliefs. Having Autism, anxiety […]

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Twists and Turns

By Marissa

Sometimes in life you are deal with unexpected twists and turns, things don’t always turn out the way you plan. Sometimes it can be better than you expected or worse. In life we all try to better ourselves and make things as easy as possible but with having Autism this can be more challenging. In […]

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An Autism Poem

By Marissa

I am an autistic adult I try to live in this world as best I can Please try to understand If I break down and cry, please don’t laugh I have been through a lot in my life Bullied, Harassed and teased everyday For something no doctor could ever explain My mom continued to fight […]

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Sensory Friendly Items

By Ziggie

This month, I’d like to talk about a few items that I use frequently or even daily. The things I will talk about reduce sensory stimuli or enable me to adjust on the fly to make circumstances a bit easier. By no means is this an endorsement of the products listed. And products that I […]

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Question and Uncertainty

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I was never very close to my grandparents either physically or emotionally. In fact I have never been close to someone who is old and sick. I knew my parents were both saddened and stressed out by their parents which left me with the impression that their parents caused more unhappiness then happiness. Due to […]

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Life of a Transfer Student

By Khylil

For this blog I wanted to make a short summary of my first half of school since I transferred. I’ll try to make this a thing about every other month, so I can write about all of the other things for others to enjoy too! I have been dealing with a lot in this new […]

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My Story

By Marissa

My name is Marissa Bowley and I am a student at Lebanon Valley College. I am studying digital communications with a minor in computer science. Having a form of Asperger’s doesn’t always make college life easy, you feel like you have to work even harder to make those good grades. Understanding information can be difficult […]

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What’s a Sincere Apology?

By Ziggie

What makes a proper apology? How does a person convey their thoughts and regrets appropriately for actions or statements that hurt a friend, loved-one or even an acquaintance? With a past article, I did discuss apologies that stemmed from insincerity yet; I wanted to elaborate further because even a person doing their best can harm […]

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Solo Mission: February the Final Frontier

By Out-of-Sync Woman

There are many things I’ve learned over the years and that I need to keep in mind. I’m focusing in a more inward direction this February. I find the below thoughts helpful and I hope that you find them helpful too. • Everyone has their own unique experiences. Others will try to give you advice […]

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The Motivation of Being Myself

By Khylil

At birth, doctors told my mother that my disability was something that wasn’t going to do me very well. It was an emotional detachment disorder and I probably wouldn’t be capable of doing things like kids my same age. Some of these things involved, walking, talking, responding to others, or even taking care of myself […]

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App of the Month: White Noise

By Marissa

Relaxation can be difficult to achieve but the White Noise app can help make it easier. This app allows the user to listen to a variety of sounds for the ultimate comfort in relaxation. Some examples include ocean waves crashing, rain forest sounds, vacuuming and many more. When you first open the app it allows […]

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Daria Morgendorffer

By Ziggie

Teacher: “Daria, what about your goal?” Daria: “Ummm, I don’t have any.” Teacher: “Oh, come on Daria! You must have some goal.” Daria: “My goal is not to wake up at forty with the bitter realization that I’ve wasted my life in a job I hate because I was forced to decide on a career […]

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Taking Comfort in Science and Nature

By Out-of-Sync Woman

As far back as I can remember I have had two things that I take comfort in, nature and science. For me they were a constant source of awe, joy and wonder in my life. I’m not sure I have the words to fully describe how I feel but I it’s like the world makes […]

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Small Walks, Open Evenings

By Khylil

This is just a random thought I had when I was walking a few times recently after work; I get the feeling that I enjoy taking pictures of very bright things. I believe that my love for lights and good music is just one of the few things I enjoy to do outside and I […]

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