Be Safe: Flashbacks and Intrusive Thoughts Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a social story for individuals with autism that explains flashbacks and intrusive thoughts that may happen after experiencing sexual abuse and assault, as well as ways to cope with those thoughts.
If something bad happened, I might spend a lot of time thinking about it.
I might remember things even when I try to forget.
Sometimes I might feel like it is happening all over again.
It is very scary when these things happen.
I should try to practice telling myself that I am safe now.
I should also try to practice ways to stay calm.
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.