Be Safe: Consensual Touch Social Story
This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, provides information on consensual touch in a visual format.
Consent is when I give permission to touch my body.
People should ask permission before they touch my body.
I give consent when I say "yes".
If someone wants to hold hands or kiss, I can say "yes" if I want to.
If I do not want someone to touch me, I can say "no". I do not give consent for them to touch me.
If I say "yes" but change my mind, I can say "no". That person should stop touching me.
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.