Here is an example of the social story I created for my daughter Sophia about “Going to the Library.” Social stories work great for teaching social situations to children with Autism or Sensory Integration Disorder. Each story should be personalized to your child including the “sensory issues” they have along the way with that activity. It is important to write the story in the first person. Think of the Clifford books for guidance on short sentences, sequencing and first person.
Take a camera and shoot each sequence of events. Put on your computer and type the story below it. Print in color and laminate or save as .jpgs and put them on your computer to read like a film strip. Read the story when they are in their best mood or before you actually do that event to remind them of how to behave and cope.