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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

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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Christmas Remembrance

By Ziggie

wDecember marks the end of the year and during this month, one of the most well-known of holidays, Christmas takes place. For those who observe this event, it’s usually a time to meet with family and friends, exchanging gifts, enjoying a meal with one another and taking in each others company. It’s a recipe for […]

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Proper Planning

By Khylil

I swear that organization is a weakness for me! It is not like me to do one thing without feeling like I left something behind! This isn’t anything unusual though as it becomes a more repetitive phase of certain events. For instance, last week consisted of me studying for two different exams, being best man […]

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Hidden Pressures, Visible Explosions

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I think that everyone I have ever met is under some sort of pressure. I think being under pressure for lengthy intense periods of time is not good for anyone. Speaking for myself, I find that I don’t handle pressure well. I personally think my difficulties are magnified by my experience with Autism. Autism colors […]

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Beneath the Surface

By Ziggie

“You look fine, so you must be okay and doing well for yourself.” I’ve dealt with comments like that, for a big portion of my life even though depression and anxiety have been factors since I was a teen. An analysis, a judgment just from outward appearances is not something I particularly enjoy. You can […]

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The Wedding

By Archer

Last fall I went to what could be called the wedding from hell. I didn’t have much interest in going to begin with, which probably should’ve been an indicator to my parents that I shouldn’t have gone with them. My mom insisted (demanded) that I go because the wedding was for the daughter of her […]

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Perfectly Imperfect Families

By Out-of-Sync Woman

It would be wonderful if there was such a thing as the perfect family. The myth is that somebody, somewhere, has a perfect family and that person has no problems or, very simple, easily solvable problems. We see this myth in advertisements, television shows and magazines because it’s a common wish that everyone has for […]

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OVR and Early Reach

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is a state agency that assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities secure competitive, community integrated employment and independence. You must be referred to OVR, and determined eligible to receive services. Being referred is as simple as calling your local OVR District Office. Being “determined eligible” means that: you have a diagnosed […]

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Isolation

By Khylil

During my summer, I was back after a refreshing trip from Baltimore where I had a wonderful time with friends enjoying the most, really cool comic based themes for the closing of the 2016 “OTAKON!! At the Baltimore convention.” Now that I was home, I had wonder how to feel after going from meeting and […]

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