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When to Call 911 - Parts 1 & 2 Social Story

Overview

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of determining when to call 911, for individuals with autism.

A smartphone is shown to the right of the words

911 is a phone number I can call if there is an emergency.

A smiling man wearing a headset and badge says,

If I call 911 someone will answer my call and try to help me.

The lights on the top of a police car are shown with lines to represent sounds.

The police, ambulance, or fire department might be sent to help me.

A boy's face is shown to the right of a symbol of an alarm ringing.

I should only call 911 if there is an emergency.

A fire truck is shown outside a building with fire and smoke coming out of the windows.

An emergency might be a fire, a car accident, or if someone is being hurt or attacked.

A boy holding a smartphone up to his ear says,

If I call 911, I should tell the operator, the location of the emergency and answer all questions.

A boy's face is shown to the right of a symbol of an alarm ringing.

I should only call 911 when there is an emergency.

A dog with its mouth open with a zigzag line to represent sound.

I should not call 911 if there is a loud party or a dog barking.

A frowning boy shown in front of a dark background.

I should not call 911 if there is a power outage.

A boy laying in bed with a thermometer in his mouth.

I should not call 911 if I have a cold or flu.

A side view of an ambulance.

I should only call 911 if an injury is severe.

A smiling man wearing a headset and badge says,

If I am not sure if it's really an emergency, I can ask the 911 operator.

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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.