Tomcat's Social Story About Saying "I'm Sorry"

This is a social story for children with Aspergers and High Functioning Autism about saying "I'm sorry" whenever you hurt someone's feelings:

 

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Roby's Social Story About Staying Calm

Social story for children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism -- "Roby the Robot" talks about how he stays calm. He also wants to know what YOU do to stay calm (use the comments link below the video to tell Roby what calms you down).

 

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A Social Story: What's the Difference Between Good Touch and Bad Touch?

This video helps children with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism to understand when they are being sexually abused by others -- and when they are not:



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Aspergers Son Interviews His Mother

Joshua, a boy with Aspergers, interviews his mom. Joshua's questions - and his mom's loving answers - reveal a wonderful relationship that reminds us of the best parts of being a parent of an Aspergers child:



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Aspergers Teen Talks About "Anxiety-Reduction"

Social Story for Teens with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism

Daniel, a teenager with High-Functioning Autism, talks about how he reduces his anxiety symptoms:



Daniel's technique for reducing stress: 

To reduce my anxiety, I set aside a period of about 20 minutes each day to devote to relaxation. I remove distractions as much as possible. For example, I turn off the sound on my computer and the ringer on my cell phone.

During the 20-minute period, I remain as still as you can. I focus my thoughts on the immediate moment, and eliminate any outside thoughts that compete for my attention. I try to notice which parts of my body feel relaxed, and which feel tense.

As I go through these steps, I try to imagine that every muscle in my body is becoming relaxed and free of tension. I picture all the muscles in my body beginning to go loose and limp.

I concentrate on making my breathing slow and even. Each time I exhale, I picture my muscles becoming even more relaxed, as if with each breath, I breathe the tension away.

At the end of 20 minutes, I take a few moments to focus on the feelings and sensations I have been able to achieve. I notice whether areas that felt tense now feel looser, and whether any areas of tightness remain.

Some Aspies find that repeating a word or phrase, or singing, praying, or focusing their vision on an object or flickering light source (like a candle or fireplace) helps them achieve a more relaxed state of mind.

If you try this relaxation technique I just described, don't be surprised if the relaxed feeling begins to fade once you get up and return to your normal activities. However, many Aspergers teens find that after just a few weeks of daily, consistent practice, they are able to maintain the relaxed feeling beyond the practice session.

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