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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

Feeling Stuck at Home

By Miriam

Miriam discusses how it can be mentally challenging to continue to follow COVID-19 protocols but how it is necessary to keep themselves and those around them safe

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Introductions are Strange Things

By Daniel Bullock

Daniel Bullock, a new blogger, introduces himself and reflects on how he has gotten to where he is today

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The Butterfly Effect

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah talks about how a small thing, in her case a sprained ankle, can have a large effect on other things in someone's life

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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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Motivation (or Lack Thereof)

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how they have been experiencing a lack of motivation towards the end of the semester and affirms that it is normal for that to happen

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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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Sensory Friendly Skincare

By Ziggie

Ziggie provides some tips on sensory-friendly skincare and what he has learned over the years.

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True Courage

By Sarah Matincheck

Sarah reflects on how true courage is doing something even though you are afraid

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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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Before and After Diagnosis

By Miriam

Miriam talks about how their Autism Diagnosis led them to understand themselves better and how they faced stigmatization from neurotypical peers.

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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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Awkward Parental Interaction

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman discusses how it can be hard to find a balance for your parents expressing pride in your accomplishments whilst also recognizing that you're an adult

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Communicating with Me

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman reflects on what she has done to better her communication skills and what she wishes people knew when communicating with her

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Focusing on the Present

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Out of Sync Woman talks about how it is important to slow down once in a while and enjoy what the present has to offer

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Hobbies, Self Care, and Organization

By Dmitri 

Dmitri talks about how they have been handling the stress due to school and COVID-19 with organizational practices, prioritizing self-care, and making time for hobbies.

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