Social Story Resource Collection

A 3-panel screenshot of the Going to the Doctor Social Story.

Social stories can be a helpful tool for individuals to prepare for and understand different situations, such as going to the library, following the rules of the justice system, or determining when to call 911. This bundle is a collection of social stories developed by ASERT and other professionals.

ASERT Developed Social Stories

Justice System

When to Call 911 – Parts 1 & 2 Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of determining when to call 911, for individuals with autism.

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Traffic Stop – What to Expect Social Story

These social stories were created by ASERT to describe the various aspects of a traffic stop and what to expect for individuals with autism.

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The Law Social Story, Parts 1-4

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the law and justice system to individuals with autism.

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Before Court – Parts 1 & 2 Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various components of preparing for court to individuals with autism.

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Appearing in Court Social Story, Parts 1-3

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of appearing in court to individuals with autism.

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Detention Center Social Story, Parts 1 & 2

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of being in a detention center to individuals with autism.

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Pat Down Searches – What to Expect Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the process of pat down searches and what to expect for individuals with autism.

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Police Transport Social Story

This social story developed by ASERT shows what to expect when transported in a police car.

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Foster Care

Foster Care Social Story

This social story created by ASERT describes the various aspects of foster care to individuals with autism.

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Residential Treatment Facility – What to Expect Social Story

This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a residential treatment facility to individuals with autism.

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Child Intake – What to Expect Social Story

This social story was created to describe the various aspects of a child intake to individuals with autism.

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Library

At the Library Social Story, Parts 1-2

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library to individuals with autism.

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Checking Out Books and Materials at the Library Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library to individuals with autism.

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Sensory Story Time at the Library Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of the library and sensory story time to individuals with autism.

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Health Care

Going to the Doctor Social Story

These social stories were created to describe the various aspects of going to the doctor for individuals with autism.

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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

How to Create a Social Story

This resource is designed to help justice system professionals create social stories for individuals with autism who may become involved in the juvenile or criminal justice system. Read below to learn more about creating social stories.

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Social Stories and Guides for Adults

Providing an interactive resource in which parents and professionals, as well as older individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, can find information about writing social stories, examples of social stories, and links to other resources regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Small World Special Needs

A resource hub for individuals helping children with special needs to find ways to improve the child's quality of life.

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Carol Gray Social Stories

A social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages.

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One Place for Special Needs

A collection of social stories which provides sequential, step-by-step steps for a number of activities.

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Social Stories and Resources for Jewish Occasions

These social stories and resources provide visual supports to provide better understanding of Jewish high holidays and the blessings for students with a variety of disabilities.

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Templates for Personalized Teaching Stories

A template that families can use to make their individualized social stories for their child on the spectrum. These templates are for common occurrences that you may need to teach your child about, such as going to a restaurant.

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