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What are Social Stories and How does it Benefit a Child with Autism?

As parents, we use casual expressions with children that are mostly of a different nature: "quiet sound", "don't touch" and "play nicely". But what do these sentences really mean for an autistic child? Social situations and all the expected behaviors that accompany them are difficult for autistic children, and "playing nice" simply does not provide all the information the child needs to respond properly. Fortunately, the concept of social stories was devised by Carol Gray in 1991, and [...]

Free coronavirus social stories downloads

The Coronavirus outbreak is impacting all of us. Our routines have changed, the way we shop, interact and even how we go about our day has changed. If adults all over the world are struggling, children are even more susceptible to these changes. Social stories can help children talk about the situation, and give adults a chance to support children's feelings and make sense of the changes in their routine. We will be creating a variety of social [...]

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