ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
Every one of us has a right to be who we are and not to be judged because of our differences. It can be very damaging to make assumptions about a person based on their culture,
ethnicity, or disability. When we judge we draw a line between “us” and “them.” We create division and conflict. We see only what we expect to see and dismiss individual differences. The culture of autism is one of dramatic diversity and complexity. Removing personal judgement and accepting people as they are opens up the world, exposing the beauty that lies within. When we appreciate the individual and accept his unique nature we have a positive effect on that person’s life.
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.