Social Story: How To
Greet Someone At School



How To Greet Someone At School is an autism social story written by a family member to help our young loved one learn to respond verbally to greetings with 'hello' and 'good-bye', as well as how to acknowledge his teachers, therapists and classmates in a non-verbal way.

How To Greet Someone At School

There are many ways to greet someone at school.

When I see someone I know, I will try to smile and say “hi” or “hello”. They may say “hi” or “hello” back to me. I can ask someone “How are you today?” They may stop to talk with me.

In the morning, I will try to say “good morning!” to someone. At dismissal time, I will try to say “good-bye” or “see you tomorrow!”

Sometimes, if I am just passing someone I know, I can smile, wave, or just nod my head. Most people like it when I smile at them. Smiling can make people feel good.

When I say “hi” or “good-bye” to someone, it makes them happy. People like to feel happy.






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Practical Resources

The PAC Kit is a downloadable daily Planner, Agenda and Calendar especially designed to help disorganized students at any age get organized with their homework, notes and assignments from school to home and back again.

See also our visual picture schedule examples used to help improve learning and understanding at home and at school:

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