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Social Stories

  • Social Stories were developed by Carol Grey in 1991 as a tool for teaching social skills to children with autism and related disabilities.

  • The stories are usually devised on an individual basis to address specific difficulties in situations.

  • They provide an individual with accurate information about those situations that he may find difficult or confusing.

  • The situation is described in detail and focus is given to a few key points: the important social cues, the events and reactions the individual might expect to occur in the situation, the actions and reactions that might be expected of him, and why.

  • The goal of the story is to increase the individual’s understanding of, make him more comfortable in, and possibly suggest some appropriate responses for the situation in question.

  • Social Stories also enable others to see things from the perspective of the individual with ASD and why the person may appear to respond or behave in a particular way.