Child Intake - What to Expect Social Story
This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a child intake to individuals with autism.
A social worker is someone the Judge assigns to help me.
The social worker may need to set up a time to get to know me better.
The interview may take place at the social worker’s office or my house.
If I want, I can tell the social worker I have autism.
I may have to answer questions so the social worker can help me.
The questions may be hard to understand. It is okay to ask the social worker to repeat a question.
The social worker may ask me about my home or my family.
I may have to talk about things that make me sad.
There is no right or wrong answer for how I feel.
It is okay to tell the social worker, “I need a break.”
The more I tell the social worker, the more they can try to help me.
After the first interview, the social worker will meet with me regularly, usually about once a month.
Meetings may take place at the social worker’s office or my house.
It is okay to tell the social worker if I think of something that they can do to help me.
It is okay to ask questions.
It is okay to ask for the things that I want.
The social worker may not be able to give me the things I want.
But it is important to tell them so that the social worker knows.
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.