Be Safe: What is Sexual Abuse (Adults) Social Story

Overview

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story for adults with autism.

Arrows point to private parts on a man and woman (buttocks and penis on man; buttocks, breasts, and vagina on woman).

My private parts are the parts of my body that get covered by a bathing suit.

A grinning man stands next to a frowning woman wearing underwear.

Sexual abuse is when someone touches my private parts and I don’t want them to.

A woman wearing underwear yells,

Sexual abuse could be if someone makes me to look at their private parts and I don't want to.

A woman not wearing clothes yells,

Sexual abuse can also be if pictures or videos are taken of me without my clothes on and I don't want to.

A woman not wearing clothes stands next to a man who reaches his hand out toward her.

Sexual abuse could be if someone tries to have sex with me and I don't want them to.

A woman not wearing clothes stands next to a man who puts his hand up to her face.

Sexual abuse could be if someone makes me touch or kiss their private parts and I don't want to.

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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.