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Managing Anger Social Story

Overview

This resource developed by ASERT helps individuals learn how to deal with anger and calm down.

I feel angry sometimes.

A man screaming.

This is okay. Everyone feels angry at times.

An image of a man holding a chair above his head crossed out by a red circle.

When I feel angry, I cannot hit people or things or yell at others.

A man walking away from his computer desk.

I walk away from whatever makes me angry.

A man doing deep breathing.

I take slow, deep breaths to feel calm.

A man standing with a thought bubble that says

I close my eyes and count to 100.

A man with a thought bubble picturing a beach chair and umbrella.

I imagine myself in a relaxing place.

A sketch pad and pencils next to two hands writing in a notebook.

I write it out or draw a picture of my anger.

A man stretching.

I exercise to let my anger out.

A girl with headphones on listening to music.

I listen to music or do another hobby.

A man saying

I talk to a friend, parent, or trusted adult when I am angry. They can help me feel better. I say, "I'm mad," or "I'm angry."

Two women talking.

I listen to others and let them help me calm down.

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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.