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Abstract

Children with autism have difficulties in social skills and communication skills. But fortunately, currently, there are many ways developed by experts to help children with autism so that they are expected to grow and develop better, among them are social stories. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all public places closed by governments are no exception to schools. The COVID-19 pandemic is a heavy blow for children with autism, including family. They are very vulnerable to learning and emotional disorders because therapy services have stopped and distance learning is difficult for them. The purpose of this research is to find out how the use of e-Social Story to improve the social behavior of children with autism during the COVID-19 Pandemic at Rumah Autis Depok, Indonesia. The method of this research is qualitative descriptive research. The result of this research indicated that one of the learning styles of children with autism is a visual learner, in which children understand something they see. Using an e-social story is believed to improve the social behavior and developing independence of children with autism.

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