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Help Now: Social Story

Cartoon of angry man yelling.

Sometimes I might feel very angry or worried.

Cartoon of man with hands on his head, looking very stressed.

My feelings may be so strong it is hard to think and I may get stuck outside of my resilient or "OK" zone.

Cartoon of a woman with her hand raised, asking for help.

When I feel this way, I can us the "Help Now!" skill.

Cartoon of a man with his hand out, he is offering help.

Using the "Help Now!" skill may help calm my body.

Cartoon of people at the gym, they are exercising.

I can do something physical like stretch my muscles, go for a walk, jump up and down or do push-ups against a wall.

Cartoon of a man drinking water and of hands washing with soap and water.

I can cool down by drinking something cold, or washing my hands in cold water.

Cartoon of a brain with the five senses depicted.

I can use my senses to find things that are different colors, textures, or pay attention to sounds around me.

Cartoon of hands counting down.

I can slowly count backward from 20.

Cartoon of woman sitting in chair relaxing with a cup of tea.

I can keep practicing things skills until I am calm and back in my resilient or "OK" zone.

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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.