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ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Be Safe: Consensual Touch Social Story

A smiling girl stands with her hands on her hips in the center of the image.

Consent is when I give permission to touch my body.

A smiling boy says to a girl,

People should ask permission before they touch my body.

A smiling girl says to a boy,

I give consent when I say "yes".

A girl and boy hold hands. The boy says to the girl,

If someone wants to hold hands or kiss, I can say "yes" if I want to.

A woman touches a girl, who says,

If I do not want someone to touch me, I can say "no". I do not give consent for them to touch me.

A girl says to a boy,

If I say "yes" but change my mind, I can say "no". That person should stop touching me.

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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.