This social story to school and to home was written for our young loved one with autism to help teach him bus safety rules and what to expect before, during and after his ride to school.
MJ Rides the Bus Safely
I take the bus to school every day.
My daddy brings me to the bus and says “Have a good day in school.”
Daddy waving goodbye
I say “hi” to Anne and get on the bus.
Driver at wheel
Daddy helps me put on my seat belt.
Daddy fastening seat belt
My seat belt helps me stay safe on the bus.
MJ in harness
When my seat belt is on, Barbara gives me my special bus toy.
MJ with special toy
I can also listen to music on the bus.
Picture of CD player
I can ride the bus to school safely, keeping my hands and voice quiet.
MJ riding bus safely
When I get to school, I get a star for riding the bus safely.
Star on card
An aide helps me get on and off the bus.
Aide at the bus
I show my teacher my star for being safe on the bus.
Teacher seeing card
My teachers are very proud of me.
Teacher giving MJ high five
I can play a special game or sing because I have earned a star for good bus behavior.
I am happy that I had a safe bus ride.
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