Be Safe: When I'm Uncomfortable Social Story, Parts 1-2
Where to go when uncomfortable
These resources, part of the Be Safe resource collection focused on the prevention of sexual abuse and assault, is a series of social stories that provides information for individuals with autism on recognizing when they are in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable, and what they can do in that situation to make themselves safe.
Part 1: Recognizing When I’m Uncomfortable
Sometimes things happen that make me feel uncomfortable.
There can be a lot of things that make me feel uncomfortable.
Uncomfortable can mean my body feels weird or bad.
Uncomfortable can mean I feel sad, scared or angry.
Uncomfortable can mean I have a hard time thinking.
I should practice telling people when I feel uncomfortable.
Part 2: Where to go When Uncomfortable
I am in charge of my body.
If someone is making me uncomfortable, I should tell them to “stop.”
If someone is making me uncomfortable, I should try to go into a different room.
When I am uncomfortable, I should go somewhere I feel safe.
Two places I feel safe are________ and ________ .
When I am uncomfortable, I should tell an adult that I trust.
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.