This free autism resource focuses on how to make an appropriate greeting. Oftentimes students with autism learn a routine and stick with it. When the routine is good – everything is great. But in the case of greetings, a lot of young kids are met with hugs, kisses, and hand holding. This may be great and nurturing at 2 or 3 years of age, but at 12 and 13 it is not so appropriate anymore.
Differentiating OK vs Not OK Greetings:
This visual will help differentiate OK vs Not OK greetings. Review it with your student before they enter a social situation (school, grocery store, etc). Then, have the visual available during the interaction and help the student make a good choice!