Depending on where you live, your child’s school may be online, in person, or in a hybrid format. Regardless of your school’s plan for the Fall, there is one thing that stands true across the country: school is going to look different this year. 

The changes that are going to happen in schools will be difficult for any child to adjust to, and children with special needs are no exception. It will be helpful to prepare your child for what may lie ahead by showing them what is going to be different about school this year and explaining to them why these changes are necessary. 

One great way to introduce these concepts to a child with autism is through social stories. These informative stories have graphics paired with simple sentences to help make certain topics easier to understand.  

Because of coronavirus, I need to wear a mask when I go places.

People in my family, neighborhood, and community are wearing masks.

It is important to wear a mask every time I leave the house.