Suggest A Social Story

Assuming you know what a social story is - and it's benefits, is there an issue you are having with a child or teen with High-Functioning Autism (Aspergers) that you would like to have a social story about? For example, does your child have a meltdown in the morning as he is being rushed to get ready for school ...or does your teenager have a particular social-skills deficit?

If you've typed a keyword or keyword phrase in the search box above, but do not see an existing social story that addresses your issue, then please feel free to suggest a social story using the comments link below. We can usually have a social story, based on your suggestion, uploaded and ready for viewing within 5-7 days (so check back).

Use the comments link below to suggest a social story...

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about one on anger control?

Anonymous said...

Would you do one on teasing?

Anonymous said...

Frustration tolerance…

Anonymous said...

Please do a social story on how to make friends. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a story about dealing with bullies at school?

Anonymous said...

Need help with sensory overload – HELP!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the one on meltdowns.

Anonymous said...

Getting my son to brush his teeth is like pulling teeth. Please do a video that will help him be a better tooth brusher. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Son hits and bites when he’s mad. Got anything for that?

Anonymous said...

My son has a fear of going to the dentist. It is an absolute nightmare dealing with this. Will be grateful for a story to help with this.

Anonymous said...

Need one about sibling rivalry!!!

Anonymous said...

Will you do a social story on “sharing.” And how about one on “losing gracefully.” My son has a meltdown whenever he loses in a game. Thank you for this site.

Anonymous said...

my child does not relate to same-age peers. so her interests are either older or younger.and that does not always mix well...esp. when she is discussing childbirth w\2nd graders, for example. also, hygeine. horrible fights.

Anonymous said...

Appropriate touching. Not touching other peoples private parts and not touching own private parts in public. I have seen some on touching but they ate aimed more at not letting others touch you inappropriately, I need it for other way around.

Kathleen Smith said...

A social story on grooming in general - the importance of showering, brushing teeth and hair and deodorant.
A social story on making friends...more than juts friends at school....carrying it over to calling them, asking tham to play basketball, continuing the friendship.

Anonymous said...

My kiddo has horrible trouble with transitioning. Any change to the day is cause for a total meltdown including kicking, screaming, and for a good 20 minutes. Her OT is thinking about how an object to signal that we are going to the next thing to do, but RJ hasn't attached herself to any one object. I feel like I am at a loss. All other 'issues' I can keep under control for the most part.

Anonymous said...

I have a terrible time getting my son to obey anything within a reasonable amount of time with a good attitude (immediately & cheerfully). He starts screaming & says, no later. If you could help me help him, you'd be creating some peace in our home!
~Lisa

Anonymous said...

Standing in line is an issue...in school...at the library...in stores

Anonymous said...

How to receive a gift...

Anonymous said...

Stopping swearing...

Anonymous said...

Quitting sucking dummy age 9...

Anonymous said...

How about one about thinking before speaking rather than impulsively jumping into an argument. My 11 yr old daughter is constantly arguing with us--oppositional about just about anything. Getting very tiring . . .

Louise Botterill said...

How about one for getting a haircut, getting your nails cut, and teeth brushing. We have big problems with all of these here. Thanks!

Louise Botterill said...

Oh and one for telling a lie and then honestly believing thats the way things happened when the reality is comletely different. Theres a challenging one for you! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Collaborating with a team - presenting ideas, compromising when your ideas are not accepted

Anonymous said...

brushing teeth, going to school

Anonymous said...

Anxiety, strives for perfection and if that doesn't happen watch out. He beats himself up mentally . Social skills with peers, relates to younger children. Everything had to be done his way. Very rigid. Personal hygiene.

Anonymous said...

How to lose a game.

Sara said...

I would like to learn more about the effects of a child's aspergers on his or her siblings. Not the difficulty of living with them, but how it affects the development/character of the brothers or sisters. Sometimes children adopt the mannerisms they see in an older brother or sister.

Anonymous said...

I need a social story to explain why other children change the rules to games and what to do.

Anonymous said...

meeting new people (and anxiety/behaviors that may result because of that new relationship)...maybe it's an older study buddy, adult teacher aide etc.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I need a social story for a boy who is touching other people inappropriately. I know there is a video with a dog that I've seen that is quite good but is there a written version ?

Anonymous said...

Hi, could you do one about road safety, how to cross street, not running on the carpark in the mall and look for moving cars when approaching gate, etc. It would be very very helpful, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Social stories for older kids. Junior High is a difficult time for any kid -- and one with Aspergers is even harder.

o2lquilts said...

how to act when you develop a crush on someone: what to say, what NOT to say to everyone you meet.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thank you so much for a wealth of great social stories. I need one on a preschooler running away in public places (from the classroom, from the playground, etc.) but could not find one. Thanks!

Jessica Jensen said...

I'd love one for my daughter who is having a difficult time refraining from touching her classmates hair. Just touching in general I guess, because if she sees a child wearing something she admires or an infant she wants to touch them and the object.

Anonymous said...

Hi, my little 5year old boy's best friend is moving up to the next class but he is staying behind.
Could you please do a story on how to make this transition easier?
They can play together at morning tea and lunch but obviously not during class which is what he will find hard as he is really attached to her but won't understand why she is leaving and he is not.
Thanks so much!

Erica Dearien said...

I have a student who always thinks others are being mean. However, this is not the case. His thought stems from a personality disorder. I am in need of some social stories that deal with this issue.
For example: When in PE this student will walk in the way of a ball being kicked back and forth by others then complain to a teacher that the other students where trying to hit him with the ball. He truly believes they were trying to hit him not just trying to start trouble.

Katrina Bevan said...

Hi, I would love help with a social story suitable for an 11 year old about getting involved in other children's arguments? My son always has to be the "police" with other kids in public, except unfortunately usually he misinterprets the situations. Thanks for any advice :)

Anonymous said...

Would love some help with a story to assist understanding of parents break-up and/or divorce.

Anonymous said...

Hi, can you provide one for a middle school boy going through puberty who is touching other students inappropriately? Thank you!

katrina wessels said...

Hi, will you please write a social story about importance of more than one friend? My first grader has a very hard time connecting with anyone other than her "best friend". Thank you.

Anonymous said...

We would love a social story about loosing teeth. Our son is quite high functioning, not aspergers but close. He is petrified that his tooth is breaking into hundreds of pieces and that he is going to "lose" it and not get it back. I explained that if he asks the tooth fairy he can keep it. He's just seeing it as a part of him and doesn't want to "miss" any pieces of himself.

Anonymous said...

I need a story about caring for eyeglasses appropriately - not ripping them off your head and throwing them/stomping on them when you are mad or frustrated

Leslye~Lauren said...

I need help with a social story about smacking, or chewing food with your mouth closed!!

Anonymous said...

Need a social story on making friends at lunch for a jr. In high school rather than walking up and saying favorite words that are inappropriate along with an inappropriate laugh. Your social story called "what is a fried? " is not coming up. Please check. Thank you for this site. It is a treasure for me and my students!!!

Anonymous said...

How about labeling people? Like saying "that black girl" instead of "the girl with the blue shirt"?Also, generalizing if one person of a specific race is mean, then they all are.

Anonymous said...

What about a social story on anxiety of large vehicles. Have a 6th grade Asperger's student who thought she was being run over by a large truck when she heard the back-up beeping sound. This large truck was over 100yeards away and there was no danger.

Kavita Lobo said...

My son has Dyspraxia with Aspergers, hence is disorganized, he is 7.5years old and has problems taking care of his belongings, especially in School. Its an everyday ordeal to remind him to bring back his books, lunch box, pencils...home.
Can you please Social Story to help him. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Could you please write a social story for a 4th grade boy who gets angry if his friend Elise stands in line near, talks to, smiles at, or plays with any other students. He has actually scratched her in anger over these occurrences. He does not seem to understand that friends do not have to play with one another exclusively, or every day. I do not want him to lose his friend. Thank you for your help.

Anonymous said...

Do you have any social story on puberty, or no talking to stranger, not letting people touching your private parts, don't go with strangers?

Thanks,

Herschel Schilling said...

Hello, I am searching for a social story that addresses eating your own food during school breakfast & lunch. Child will grab other children's food or even try to grab from trash bins or the floor.

Anonymous said...

need a story for 6 year old not accepting mom is pregnant and new baby is coming. Hits mom's stomach and has major melt downs.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm looking for a social story on not doing everything people tell you do i.e. if a peer tells you to eat a particular thing (even if you don't like it) or do something that may not be acceptable you can say no. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I would love to see something for young adults moving from mom and dad's house to a group home setting.

Katrina Mares said...

I work with a 9 year old who has trouble with unexpected changes (e.g., I arrive before he is able to engage in a routine he likes to do beforehand), when he "runs out of time" (e.g., our session ends later than he thought it would or his school lesson runs longer and he has less time to watch YouTube before I arrive for his therapy session - he gets very fixated on time and running out of it), if his parents "rush him" (he gets very upset if someone tells him to hurry - he tends to take unnecessary amounts of time to complete tasks such as putting on his shoes or walking from a car to a building). Any stories about these topics would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

my child is addicted to playing game on mobiles. he will ask anybody for a mobile and game . if they say no, hes ready to take it out from their pocket. on stopping him he throws tantrums and gets voilent on his own self/ starts screaming or will run away with their mobile. hes 11 yr old and its getting very difficult to handle him in public places. can u please create a story for me

mojorising said...

I need some assistance on how to explain sex to my 9 year old daughter. I keep putting it off because I don't want to scare her; however, she is already masturbating so I know the time is here to discuss this subject. Please help!

Anonymous said...

What about a social story about not masturbating in class (female)?

Anonymous said...

I've seen social stories on "being a good sport" - they're often for younger kids. I don't see one here though. Would like to see one for younger and older kids - or a series of them: winning and losing; losing graciously; etc. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A self talk story would be great

What Are Social Stories?

Social stories” describe situations, skills, or concepts that model relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. The goal of a social story is to teach specific skills in a manner that is easily understood by children with Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders. The child’s improved understanding of social events and expectations that result from reading/watching social stories often leads to more effective responses from the child.

Social stories for children with behavior problems due to Aspergers and other Autism Spectrum Disorders help teach more appropriate social skills. These children don't just “pick-up” social skills, so social stories can provide a great tool in teaching a skill in a direct way.

Social stories for these children help to give them a better understanding of other people's thoughts, feelings and views. They also help the child to better predict other people’s behavior based on their actions.

Social stories present various situations in a structured and direct way so that the child can understand a situation without having to "read between the lines". Social stories are written from the child's perspective and are simply illustrated using uncluttered drawings or photographs to depict each step of the story.

Social stories can be written about many different social and behavioral situations that children encounter in the school or any other environment. Some possible ideas for social stories include:

• circle time
• getting in line
• sharing toys
• sitting in the lunch room
• taking turns on the swings
• taking turns when playing games
• or any other situation that causes confusion for the child

=> How To Write Social Stories

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