Social Stories™ have been used for over thirty years with people of all ages to help them understand concepts, interactions, and activities, and to celebrate their talents, skills, personality traits, and achievements. The first Social Stories supported secondary students in vocational experiences in the community. Today, Social Stories are a respected evidence-based practice that is employed most frequently with individuals diagnosed with social communication disorders or other disabilities, as well as typically developing children.
At the conclusion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:
a. Define the term Social Story
b. Describe Social Humility, the Social Story philosophy
c. List the current Social Stories 10.4 Criteria
d. Explain the difference between a Social Story and a story
e. List the five most frequent Social Story errors and how to avoid them
f. Summarize five case examples of Social Stories that teach concepts and skills
g. Explain how Social Stories improve parent and professional responses to the children, adolescents, or adults in their care
h. Research, write, and illustrate a genuine Social Story for an infant, toddler, or child, or a Social Article for an adolescent or adult.
About the Presenter
Carol Gray began her career as a teacher with four children diagnosed with autism at Jenison Public Schools, in Jenison, Michigan. Currently, she works as a consultant to children, adolescents, and adults with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, providing support via workshops and presentations, information, referral, resources, and direct services for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals who work on their behalf. Carol is best known for the development of Social Stories, a well-respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages. She is an internationally sought-after keynote and seminar speaker and has completed over 1,200 presentations. Carol serves on many advisory boards, including the Advisory Board on Disabilities for Delta Air Lines.
11/7 (cancelled due to presenter’s illness)
12/12 (make-up date for 11/7)
3:00 – 4:45pm
All sessions are online via Zoom.
Educators, Administrators, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Family Members
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Dr. Danielle Liso at 352-265-2241 or email@example.com.
- Those who participate in all four sessions will be invited to a special “Q&A with Carol Gray” session. Participants for this session will be able to bring social stories to Carol for feedback.
- Regional Trainings are hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, through the Partnership for Effective Programs for Students with Autism (PEPSA), This project is 100% percent funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $357,860 with 0% percent financed from non-governmental sources under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B. www.DOEpartnership.org
- Be sure to contact your ESE District Staff or Staff Development Contact to determine the process for receiving in-service.