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.
Often when young people are taught about anxiety, this is done by people who do not understand the differences that must be considered when it comes to understanding anxiety in autistic people. This means that the advice they give is often wrong.
Hey, I am Andy. A 24 year old autistic man and the creator of Spectrum Gaming, an online community for autistic young people.
4 years ago, I was diagnosed with severe anxiety after struggling with it throughout my life. I then spent a lot of time learning about how anxiety is different for autistic people and how I can better manage it. I now no longer meet the criteria for ‘severe anxiety’ and I would like to share an insider’s perspective on what helps. I don’t just have lived experience, but professional expertise too, and have worked with a variety of educational settings and services to improve their understanding of anxiety in autistic children.
You can watch the replay of my first talk for young people, where I talked about what autism is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvTrhLO4-qc
This talk will take place on YouTube. If you have a YouTube account you can use the live chat feature to interact and ask questions!
(This talk is aimed at young people aged 10+, but may be accessible to younger children too)
You can read more about Spectrum Gaming and Andy here: https://www.spectrumgaming.net/about-us
No future dates are known at this time.