Student with ASD Self-Advocating - Gym Class Parachute Game/Bear
Mrs. Gruver, I don't want to go to gym today.
What is wrong, Billy? I notice that you look upset.
Well, I just don't wanna go! I hate the parachute game! It is just stupid.
Typically you like gym. Is there something more to it? You can tell me so we can work on it together. Come over here and we can figure it out.
I am scared because Coach said we are playing a game and there is going to be a bear there today.
I am so glad you told me your feelings. Coach is just pretending he is a bear in the game. There is not really going to be a bear there.
I am so glad that you shared your feelings me. Coach pretends to be a bear in this game. He looks the same but will roar like a bear. You just have to run under the parachute. It is pretend like when you play with your dinosaur figures. They are not real.
Well, I just don't want him to come too close to me or grab me. It will make me scared.
How about I walk you to class and help you explain this to Coach? It is important to voice our feelings so people understand us better.
Thanks for letting me know. I will not grab you during the game since I know it makes you scared.
Coach, umm... I get umm... scared when people get too close to me and touch me.
Coach, Billy has something that he would like to make you aware of concerning the game in gym class today.
Billy, you are doing well participating in the parachute game.