Coronavirus Social Story


CORONAVIRUS Social Narrative.

I have been avidly following the the Coronavirus crisis and now find myself wanting to fulfill my civic duty.

I have created a FREE Coronavirus Social Narrative to help alleviate fears and anxiety many children may be experiencing at this time.

It seems inevitable now that schools will have to close in an attempt to curb the pandemic Coronavirus crisis.

I posted to my Instagram stories this morning querying if parents required a Social Narative to help their children navigate the coming days.

I was met with a resounding yes.


I have created the social story in a page by page format, so you the parent can include or exclude whatever information you feel is pertinent to you and your family.

It is highly probable at this juncture that schools will close so I have allocated a countdown box within the social story.

This will help your son or daughter to understand in a concrete sense when school will reopen (if known).

Update- due to the overwhelming demand for the Coronavirus Social Narrative I have updated the link with a visual to help you locate it. I am receiving a great many messages requesting a copy to be sent directly.

If you click on the above “Click to download”, you will receive an instant download.

I hope this is helpful.

CLICK HERE for an accessible version of the Social Narrative as created by Melanie Thorton of Arkansas Partners for Inclusion.

Download a HINDI translation here.

Download a SPANISH translation here.

I have also been in contact with many schools around the globe this morning seeking to print off multiple copies of the aforementioned social stories to give to students.

You absolutely have my permission to do so. Absolutely no need to request permission. It is expressly given here.

I hope you find this Social Story helpful.

Best wishes,



For more FREE Printable resources, click here.

Please note this post originally appeared on my website “The Autism Educator”.


  1. Rachel Brody
    March 13, 2020 / 5:22 pm

    Bless your soul! What a wonderful thing to create! The benefit is immeasurable!

  2. Darcey
    March 15, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Thank you and blessings to you!

  3. CarieP
    March 16, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    Thank you Amanda for making this available! So many will benefit from your work!

  4. Dotti Bennett
    March 17, 2020 / 2:15 am

    Thank you for this!

  5. EmilyR
    March 18, 2020 / 11:50 am

    This is so very helpful – thanks!

  6. caitlin pollestad
    March 18, 2020 / 2:12 pm

    A friend shared this, this is great! Thank you! I’m passing it along to my adult patients who can share it with children they care for. I think it is a relief to have guidance..

  7. Keri
    March 18, 2020 / 3:18 pm

    Thank you very much for this! I will be sure to send it to my other special education teachers in order to help their students understand!

  8. Alice Wilson
    March 18, 2020 / 4:21 pm

    Thank you so much – would it be ok to put this on our school website if I say it’s from your wonderful website? I’ve already sent it to our ASC Team x

    • March 18, 2020 / 9:41 pm

      Absolutely. Just include a direct link
      Back to my website. Many thanks

      • Sarah Presby
        August 7, 2020 / 2:27 pm

        Hi Amanda. I just signed the story in ASL for my students. I included the link in the signed version. I was wondering if you wanted a signed version for your website?

  9. Kelly
    March 18, 2020 / 4:56 pm

    This will be so helpful. Thank you!

  10. March 19, 2020 / 10:19 am

    Shared in Victoria, Australia through a psychology practice seeing mostly marvellous ‘on the Spectrum’ children

  11. Rita Fallon
    March 19, 2020 / 8:08 pm

    Thank you so much. This will be very helpful.

  12. Rita
    March 19, 2020 / 8:10 pm

    Thank you, Very much

  13. Dan
    March 20, 2020 / 11:44 am

    This is amazing! Am I allowed to post to a shared google folder? I work in a school and my families would love this.

  14. March 24, 2020 / 7:11 pm

    Amanda, Thank you for this wonderful resource. Would we be able to share from our school library website and/or our Google Classroom sites? Thanks again, Sharon Hayes

  15. KM
    March 26, 2020 / 2:52 am

    Thank you so much for this. I was just telling my son about school being closed for longer than the 2 weeks and I could tell he needed more than the short reasons I gave him. This visual story is perfect, thank you for sharing this!

  16. Leticia
    March 29, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    Gracias!! Thank you for making it available for everyone for free. Your time invested will not be in vain <3

  17. April 8, 2020 / 6:19 pm

    I love it & thank you. I will be sharing the website

  18. Evelyn Rodriguez
    April 15, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    Good Morning Amanda,
    Thank you for such amazing social stories. May I post the coronavirus social story on Class Dojo of course giving you credit for your work?

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