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Going Shopping During COVID-19


This resource provides a visual guide for individuals with autism about going shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. An animated version of the social story is also included.

A cartoon rendering of a mall.

There are new rules to follow when going shopping.

A woman and man wearing masks with an arrow and the words

I put on my mask before going into the store and I stay 6 feet away from others inside the store.

A woman wearing a mask holding a t-shirt.

I only touch the things I am buying.

A woman looking at a skirt next to a woman wearing a mask.

If someone is near something I need, I can wait until they move away.

A woman holding a t-shirt standing on a red line.

There may be arrows and marks on the floor showing where to stand when checking out.

A woman wearing a mask washing her hands.

When I get home from the store, I wash my hands for 20 seconds.

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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.