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ASD Emergency Planning Resources: Video Modeling

Fire and Safe Place
Produced by the Autism Society of Minnesota

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(Child playing and singing)

Okay, that's enough. Go play with your Legos.


(Child singing)

Aaron, stop. There's a fire in the kitchen. Go to the safe place.

[Child runs up stairs to bedroom and crawls under a bed]

[Mom runs outside calling for Aaron]

Aaron! Aaron!


[Mom comes back into house and goes up stairs]

Aaron! Aaron!

Aaron. Come out, Honey. It's okay. The fire's... There's no fire. I took care of it. Come on. Honey, are you okay?


Oh, Sweetie, listen. Listen, it's okay, but you can't come up here if I say to go outside, okay?


Cuz if there really was a fire, what would happen?


Yeah, okay. Should we practice it to do it the right way?


Okay, let's go outside. It's okay. I'm not mad, okay? It's okay.


Hey, remember. This is the safe place.


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