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.
Anxiety is a normal part of life that keeps us safe and alerts us to danger. Having some anxiety is normal, but too much anxiety can be bad, especially when it becomes overwhelming or interferes with day-to-day living. These information sheets provide suggestions and tips to help people recognize and manage anxiety.
Everyone experiences anxiety in their lives. However, when it happens everyday or gets in the way of daily life, it can be an issue. This resource is designed to help individuals recognize symptoms of anxiety.
Feelings of dread, trouble concentrating, excessive fears, feeling irritable, looking for signs of danger, feeling like your mind has gone blank.
Dizziness, fatigue, difficulty falling asleep
Muscle tension and twitching
Rapid heartbeat, rapid/shallow breathing, trouble breathing
Upset stomach, nausea
Sweating, shaking, wringing hands
Anxiety is normal. It helps keep us safe and lets us know if there’s danger. Having some anxiety is okay, but too much can be bad. This sheet provides some tips to help people manage anxiety.
Get help from a physician or therapist if your anxiety doesn’t get better.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.