During these stressful and uncertain times, it is vital that we help our students with autism understand coronavirus; what it is and why everything is changing all the time. This is because uncertainty can often result in intense feelings of anxiety for students with autism.
Social scripts are the key for helping students with autism to understand events and situations. This is why I love the quote below
“Improvements in behaviour doesn’t come from the social script. It comes from improved understanding of events and situations.”
The advantage of social scripts is the children can refer back to them many times to boost understanding. Social scripts can also tell students what they can do, by providing alternative situations (e.g. whilst the social script might explain why students are unable to see the grandparents for a while, they can also explain that students are still able to FaceTime them).
This is why I HIGHLY recommend you all use social scripts with the students you know.