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Be Safe: Who Should Help Me in the Bathroom Social Story

Overview

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story that explains who should help an individual if they need assistance in the bathroom, and how they should provide that help.

Face of a smiling young boy below thought bubbles of a toothbrush, toilet, and bathtub.

Sometimes, I may need help in the bathroom.

Young boy stands next to bathtub.

I may need help bathing, dressing, or taking care of my body.

Young boy and his dad stand on either side of a bathtub. The boy says,

A trusted adult should help me in the bathroom only if I say it’s okay, or I ask them for help.

Young boy wearing a towel stands next to a woman holding out a shirt saying

If someone tries to help me in the bathroom and I don’t like it, I should ask them to stop.

Young boy wearing towel stands beside his dad and woman who is holding out shirt. He says

If I don’t feel comfortable with the person helping me, I can ask someone else to help me.

A smiling young boy stands in the center of the image.

I am in charge of my body.

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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.