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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Be Safe: Understanding Private Parts Social Story

Overview

This resource, part of the Be Safe resource collection, is a social story explaining private parts and when it's okay for other people to see or touch private parts.

A boy's face is shown in the top left. An arm and hand are shown in the bottom right.

Private parts are areas of the body no one should touch or see unless you say it's okay.

Arrows point to private parts on a man and woman (buttocks and penis on man; buttocks, breasts, and vagina on woman).

Private body parts are areas covered by a bathing suit or underwear.

A young girl stands in the center of the image covering her body with a towel.

Private parts should not be shown to anyone who does not want to see them.

A mom asks her daughter,

Some people, like parents, may touch your private parts but only if you say it's okay.

A toilet is shown in top left with text

Parents, family members or staff may ask to touch your private parts to help you stay clean or healthy.

A doctor holding a clipboard says,

Sometimes doctors or nurses will ask to touch your private parts when they are giving a check up.

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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.