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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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Out-of-Sync Woman

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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Budget Basics

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I think that budgeting is a cornerstone skill to living as independently as possible. It’s one of the first skills I put into practice before I moved away from home. Budgeting consists of two parts, the first part is getting the “big picture” of what your fixed expenses and priorities are. The second part encompasses the skills […]

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Balancing Act

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I like to think of myself as a thoughtful person but I struggle every day with how to use the money I have to live on. Like everyone, I have fixed expenses that I must pay every month like rent, car insurance, and food, plus unexpected costs. If I don’t pay my fixed expenses, there […]

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On the Move

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Proper preparation and a leap of faith are needed in any big change. Moving out is a big change for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving into an apartment or a house with roommates, or living by yourself, moving is hard work. I was lucky enough to have family and friends who had moved […]

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Summer Vacation: Fun in the Sun

By Out-of-Sync Woman

Vacations are something that most people look forward to and have few problems with. However, there are many people who struggle before, during and after vacations. Vacations can be fun if you plan ahead, know yourself, and have a good attitude. There are times before these events that I “fall apart” due to the stress […]

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Family Ties

By Out-of-Sync Woman

I’ve seen lots of parents’ perspectives on raising children who have autism. I’ve yet to see the perspective of autistic adults like me about their parents. It does seem to be asymmetrical, don’t you think? Let me tell you a little about me. I was diagnosed at a very young age and was lucky enough […]

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Cliff Diving Into College

By Out-of-Sync Woman

When I was going through high school, my most important goal was to graduate from high school while getting good grades. Schoolwork was my total focus since I had to work really hard to be successful. I had a lot of support and help in being successful because I have several learning disabilities in addition […]

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