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SBS News—New 'social scripts' make getting COVID-19 vaccines easier for children with autism

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Autism advocacy body Amaze in partnership with National Disability Services and supported by the Victorian Government have created a series of social scripts about vaccination for children wwith autism.

The special step-by-step instructions show what will happen during an appointment, such as wearing a mask and having their temperature taken, and any choices that the child can make.

The social scripts include photographs and simple text.

National Disability Services CEO Laurie Leigh says her organisation greatly values the partnership's efforts in supporting children with disabilities to receive the jab.

"These social scripts are an engaging and valuable resource for all children and young people, carers and families in understanding what is involved ... and the different support options available to them," she said.

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