How to Do Your Laundry Social Story


This social story, developed by ASERT, provides a step-by-step guide for individuals to learn the steps to clean their laundry. This resource is available in a printable PDF or interactive eBook.

Click the link below for the interactive version or download the PDF to print and share!

A man is shown in the center of the image wearing a shirt with dirt spots.

Everyone wears clothes, and everyone's clothes get dirty.

A man wearing a dirty shirt stands to the left of a washing machine with his hand on his chin.

I need to learn to do my laundry to clean my clothes.

A man holds a dirty shirt over a clothes hamper.

I put my dirty clothes into a hamper or basket.

A laundry basket is shown with a stack of clothes inside.

When the hamper or basket is full, I sort my dirty clothes.

A man stands in the middle of two laundry baskets, holding a dirty shirt over the basket on the right.

I sort dirty, light clothes and dirty, dark clothes.

Two full laundry baskets are shown, one above the words

I now have a pile of dirty, light clothes and a pile of dirty, dark clothes.

A man holds a dirty shirt in front of a washing machine.

I put one of my piles of dirty clothes in the washer.

A man holds a bottle of laundry detergent next to a washing machine.

I add laundry detergent to the washer.

An arrow reading

I close the washer and turn it on.

A man is shown standing to the left of a clock.

I wait until the washer is done.

Laundry is shown in the middle of a washer and dryer with arrows pointing towards the dryer.

I take the clothes out of the washer and put them in the dryer.

A man is shown with his hand on the dryer door.

I close the dryer and turn it on.

A man is shown standing to the left of a clock.

I wait until the dryer is finished.

A man is shown standing next to a laundry basket, taking his laundry out of the dryer.

I take my clothes out of the dryer and now my laundry is finished.

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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 ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.