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”.


  • Rachel Brody March 13, 2020 at 5:22 pm

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

  • Darcey March 15, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Thank you and blessings to you!

  • CarieP March 16, 2020 at 3:38 pm

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

  • Dotti Bennett March 17, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Thank you for this!

  • EmilyR March 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

    This is so very helpful – thanks!

  • caitlin pollestad March 18, 2020 at 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..

  • Keri March 18, 2020 at 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!

  • Alice Wilson March 18, 2020 at 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

    • Amanda Mc Guinness March 18, 2020 at 9:41 pm

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

      • Sarah Presby August 7, 2020 at 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?

  • Kelly March 18, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    This will be so helpful. Thank you!

  • Kirsty Kerr March 19, 2020 at 10:19 am

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

  • Rita Fallon March 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you so much. This will be very helpful.

  • Rita March 19, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you, Very much

  • Dan March 20, 2020 at 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.

  • Sharon Hayes March 24, 2020 at 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

  • KM March 26, 2020 at 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!

  • Leticia March 29, 2020 at 2:29 pm

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

  • Laura Hanson April 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm

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

  • Evelyn Rodriguez April 15, 2020 at 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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