As schools open, we look forward to a time when COVID is a distant memory. But in the meantime, here are some resources for helping students understand why hand-washing and social distancing is important, and why schools might close, once they are open. The social stories can be downloaded for free.
My Social Distancing Story by Illinois Autism partnership. Notable because it does not dwell on COVID-19 symptoms, but discusses the importance of handwashing to a count of 20, social distancing, and talking to someone to ease feelings of worry. Download here.
My Coronavirus Story presents the illness without dwelling on symptoms, and discusses handwashing, why schools close, doing schoolwork at home, and how this keeps people safe. Download here.