Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Adults, Part 1-3
This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a series of social stories focused on how individuals with autism can talk about and tell others if they have been sexually abused or assaulted.
My private parts are the parts of my body that I cover with a bathing suit.
Sexual abuse can be when someone makes me do something sexual that I don’t want to do.
If someone asks to see or touch my private parts and I don’t want to, I should tell the person to stop.
I should tell them to stop if someone makes me touch their private parts and I don’t want to.
When people do these things, they may tell me that what happened is a secret.
I should not keep it a secret. I should tell an adult or friend that I trust.
I can choose who is allowed to touch me.
If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell them to stop.
If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell an adult or friend I trust.
If someone has hurt me, I can call 911 or talk to the police.
I should tell these people as much as I can about what happened.
I should always tell the truth.
If someone has hurt me, I should tell a friend or an adult I trust.
If that person does not help me, I should try telling someone else.
I can even call 911 or the police if I was hurt.
People will ask me to talk about what happened so they can help keep me safe.
Sometimes I will go to a doctor to make sure my body is still healthy and safe.
Sometimes I will talk to people about my feelings so they can help me feel better.
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.