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Be Safe: Telling About Sexual Abuse Social Story for Adults, Part 1-3

Overview

This resource, part of the Be Safe collection, is a series of social stories focused on how individuals with autism can talk about and tell others if they have been sexually abused or assaulted.

Part 1

A man and woman stand wearing bathing suits in the center of the image.

My private parts are the parts of my body that I cover with a bathing suit.

Two men stand next to each other in the center of the image. One man's arm touches the other man's back.

Sexual abuse can be when someone makes me do something sexual that I don’t want to do.

One man touches another man and says,

If someone asks to see or touch my private parts and I don’t want to, I should tell the person to stop.

One man tells another man,

I should tell them to stop if someone makes me touch their private parts and I don’t want to.

One man says to another man who has a worried look on his face,

When people do these things, they may tell me that what happened is a secret.

A man tells a woman,

I should not keep it a secret. I should tell an adult or friend that I trust.

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Part 2

A woman stands with her hand on her hip in the center of the image.

I can choose who is allowed to touch me.

A woman stands in the center with her arm raised and says,

If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell them to stop.

A woman tells a man,

If someone touches me and I don't like it, I should tell an adult or friend I trust.

A woman tells a police officer,

If someone has hurt me, I can call 911 or talk to the police.

A woman tells a police,

I should tell these people as much as I can about what happened.

A woman tells a police,

I should always tell the truth.

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Part 3

A man with a worried look on his face says to another man,

If someone has hurt me, I should tell a friend or an adult I trust.

A worried man stands next to another man who says,

If that person does not help me, I should try telling someone else.

A worried man stands next to a police officer in the center of the image.

I can even call 911 or the police if I was hurt.

A policeman says,

People will ask me to talk about what happened so they can help keep me safe.

A doctor says to a man who has a worried look on his face,

Sometimes I will go to a doctor to make sure my body is still healthy and safe.

A doctor says to a man,

Sometimes I will talk to people about my feelings so they can help me feel better.

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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.