Be Safe: Okay and Not Okay Touches Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for individuals with autism to understand what touches are okay and not okay.
Some touches are safe and okay.
High fives and handshakes are okay touches.
Goodnight hugs and kisses from mom and dad are also okay touches.
Some touches are NOT okay.
I get to choose who is allowed to touch me.
I can also choose when people are allowed to touch me.
It is NOT okay for someone to hug or kiss me unless I say it is okay.
It is NOT okay for someone to rub my body unless I say it is okay.
It is NOT okay to touch my private parts unless I say it is okay.
Hitting and pulling hair are NEVER okay.
I am in charge of my body.
People should only touch me when I say it is okay.
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.