Help Now: Social Story
Sometimes I might feel very angry or worried.
My feelings may be so strong it is hard to think and I may get stuck outside of my resilient or "OK" zone.
When I feel this way, I can us the "Help Now!" skill.
Using the "Help Now!" skill may help calm my body.
I can do something physical like stretch my muscles, go fo a walk, jump up and down or do push-ups against a wall.
I can cool down by drinking something cold, or washing my hands in cold water.
I can use my senses to find things that are different colors, textures, or pay attention to sounds around me.
I can slowly count backward from 20.
I can keep practicing things skills until I am calm and back in my resilient or "OK" zone.
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.