Social Story Workshop Presented By Carol Gray

The PANHANDLE AUTISM SOCIETY presents: Carol Gray: Social Stories 10.2 – Through the Lifespan

Fri, November 10, 2017
9 AM – 4 PM

The Salvation Army Kroc Center
1765 W Golf Course Rd
Coeur D’Alene , ID 83815


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Social Stories™* (Social Articles for adults) have helped individuals with autism of all ages understand and respond effectively to daily interactions and events. The earliest roots of Social Stories extend to efforts to help secondary students with autism succeed in vocational experiences in the community; giving Social Stories a sound philosophy and timeless practical value. Today, Social Stories are an evidence-based practice used with individuals with social communication disorders worldwide. Despite the popularity of Social Stories, parents and professionals often miss opportunities to write ‘that one Story that makes all the difference’ or systematically employ them throughout an individual’s lifespan.

Using lecture, discussion, and activities, this presentation demonstrates the value of Social Stories throughout the lifespan as participants learn to develop Social Stories for those in their care. We will discuss the state of the art (and science) with examples of Social Stories that teach previously unaddressed concepts (categorization, organization, patience, resilience, and perseverance, as a few examples), all the while building self-esteem and supporting generalization. Participants will gain an updated understanding of what a Social Story is (and what it is not). They will also leave equipped with new Social Story topics and strategies to make Social Stories work harder and longer for each person with autism from first steps through adulthood.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the term Social Story;
  2. Describe the Social Story philosophy and rationale
  3. List the Social Stories 10.2** Criteria;
  4. Explain the difference between a Social Story and a story;
  5. List 5 common Social Story misconceptions;
  6. Summarize five case examples of Social Stories that teach life skills;
  7. Explain how Social Stories improve parent and professional responses to – and interactions with – individuals with autism;
  8. Describe an interesting new response to use when a person with autism says, “I don’t know”; and
  9. Develop a Social Story.

The target audience for this training is parents, teachers, para professionals, OT’s SLP,’s and Counselors.

The course level for occupational Therapists is Intermediate.

* Definition of a Social Story: A Social Story accurately describes a context, skill, achievement or concept according to 10 defining criteria. These criteria guide Story research, development, and implementation to ensure an overall patient and supportive quality, and a format, ‘voice’, content, and learning experience that is descriptive, meaningful, and physically, socially, and emotionally safe for the child, adolescent, or adult with autism.

** Originally called the Social Story Guidelines, the process of developing a Social Story has been periodically revised and reorganized to keep pace with ongoing research, as well as experience with the approach. In 2004, The Social Story Guidelines were organized into Social Stories 10.0, ten criteria that clearly defined what is – and what is not – a Social Story. Nine years later they became Social Stories 10.1, the first major revision and reorganization of Social Stories 10.0, with Social Stories 10.2 released in May of 2014


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This course is offered for .60 CEUs.


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