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Autism Social Stories: Preparing for a Grocery Shopping Trip

A mother of a child with autism wanted help preparing her child for a grocery shopping trip. The sensory stimuli from the bright lights, loud sounds, visually distracting shelves and / or crowded aisles have triggered autism related behavioral issues in the past. Like all moms with children on the autism spectrum, there are times when she does not have a choice and must bring her child to the store with her. She also does not want to isolate her child and recognizes that grocery shopping is an essential life skill. We applaud her efforts to prepare her child for the world. [...]

By |2018-12-23T10:53:40-05:00 |Blog|14 Comments

Preparing for a Fire Drill Social Story

Fire Drill Social Story for Children with Autism and or Anxiety Disorders Did you know that fire safety and fire drills in schools have been around since the late 1800's? A false fire alarm caused a disorganized mass exodus from a New York City school in 1851. There was no fire, but 40 children were tragically killed in the chaos because they were not trained how to evacuate in an emergency. After this tragedy, many teachers took it upon themselves to show their students how to evacuate a building quickly and calmly, but it was not mandated. Finally, in 1901, the Governor [...]

By |2018-12-23T10:49:24-05:00 |Blog|2 Comments

Autism and Bowling Social Story

Bowling Social Story: Preparing your child with autism for a sport. We developed this bowling social story to prepare an active girl with autism to participate in a sport. We'll call her Lanie. Lanie's parents are both athletic. In fact, both played soccer in college. From the day that Lanie was born, they could not wait to watch their little girl play soccer. For the first few years of Lanie's life, all signs pointed toward an athletic future. At age three, however, Lanie started to show some of the signs associated with autism. By age four, when some kids start pee wee [...]

By |2018-12-23T10:31:34-05:00 |Blog|0 Comments

Preparing for a Beach Vacation – Autism Social Story.

Prepare your child for a trip to the shore with this autism social story. We are currently using this autism social story to prepare a beautiful child, who happens to have autism, for her first beach experience. For the purposes of this post, we are going to call her Sandy. Both of Sandy's parents have really fond memories of their childhood summer vacations to the shore. They enjoyed the sun, sand and surf during the day and the sights, sounds and sensations on the boardwalk at night. It was something they looked forward to during the long days of [...]

By |2018-12-23T10:22:46-05:00 |Blog|1 Comment

Autism Social Stories: Preparing to go to a MLB Baseball Game

Autism social stories can help you hit a homerun with your child. We use autism social stories with great visuals to prepare children for new experiences. We also use these social picture stories for children with anxiety and/or sequencing issues. You might find them helpful too. A dad and his child on the spectrum come to Kidmunicate twice a week. The dad loves baseball and often wears a Phillies hat. He fondly remembers going to games with his dad as a child. He is hoping to take his son to a Phillies game for his 8th birthday. The dad [...]

By |2018-12-23T10:24:53-05:00 |Blog|0 Comments

Autism Social Stories: Preparing for an Airplane Trip

The power of social stories taking flight We use social stories with great visuals to teach children with autism, anxiety and/or sequencing issues. You might find them helpful too. One of my kiddos with autism is going on his first airplane trip for spring break. His mother is very excited about the trip and somewhat terrified too. Regardless, she's not going to deny her child a great experience. She's going to prepare for the worst and expect the best. The child does well on a set schedule and routine. He's prone to melt downs when he gets off schedule or [...]

By |2019-07-19T12:50:21-04:00 |Blog|19 Comments
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