Are you using social stories for your child or students? You may think social stories are only for school, but they aren’t! They are the perfect strategy to use when going out in the community to prep children for what to expect. Social stories are an evidence-based intervention for individuals with autism. This means that research shows that social stories work!

Carol Gray developed “social stories” in 1990. Her work as a pioneer in the field of autism is highly respected. To read more, learn about her resources, or sign up for a training, click here.

This list includes social stories that are useful in the community setting. For the full list of all of the Autism Little Learners social stories, click here.

To read more about how to write a social story, check out this article from Autism Parenting Magazine!

Sometimes we can’t predict when a social story in the community will be needed. Read this blog post about “on the fly” social stories for tips on how to do this when you are out and about.

Baseball Game Cue Cards & Communication Board

Being In The Hospital

Easter Bunny Story

Getting A Haircut

Going For Walks

Holding Hands (Elopement)

How To Calm My Body

Safety Preparation Stories

Screaming/Voice Volume

Visiting Santa

Wearing Headphones