Our Au-Some Social Story

A fun place where I can play and learn with my family

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There are a few rules I need to remember:

I use my indoor voice.

I share and wait patiently for my turn.

I listen to grown-ups.

I use gentle hands.

And I have fun!

People will be happy when I follow the rules. There are so many things to do.

There are a few rules I need to remember:

I use my indoor voice.

I share and wait patiently for my turn.

I listen to grown-ups.

I use gentle hands.

And I have fun!

People will be happy when I follow the rules. There are so many things to do.

I am going to Explore & More today. When I see the train, I will know I am there

When I get to the Museum I will wait in line. I will patiently wait my turn.

This is Faces of Buffalo – If I am gentle I can press my hands in the pinwall. I can also play with the puppets and put on a show.

If I am careful, I can climb the stairs and look all around. Look, I’m taller than the grown-ups!

If I sit quietly in the boat, I can catch fish and then sell my fish to others. I like the pretend ice – it is not cold!

Look at the cool rocks in “EXPLORATION ROCKS!” Some are sparkly, some are spotted, some are rough and some are heavy. If I use gentle hands, I can hold the rocks. Maybe I will find a fossil!

I can explore the barn and the farm and harvest the vegetables. I remember to keep the vegetables in the barn and market area.

I can put vegetables in the basket and sell them in the market. If I am gentle, I can milk Millie, the cow. I do not climb on her.

This looks like our city – Buffalo! I can make the car move along the road that I build. I remember to walk around the tracks carefully.

Here is the art room. If I sit in a chair, I can color or draw and make pictures.

I can build with the little or really big blocks. Maybe I will build a house! Remember, I share blocks with my friends.

In the architecture studio, I can learn how buildings are made. I keep all four legs of the chair on the floor.

Here is Vietnam. If I use gentle hands, I can feel the rice. They grow and eat a lot of rice in Vietnam. .

I can play a drum gently with my hands and make music in South Africa I remember to take turns and share with my friends.

I can make it go . . . roll the ball down the maze or build my own track on the wall. It is fun to watch it go! While the ball is rolling, I will remember to use a quiet voice.

If I remember to follow the rules, I will have fun at Explore & More! When I follow the rules, my friends and family are happy! I hope to visit soon!

About Our Au-Some Social Story

Our Au-Some Social Story was modeled after Social StoriesTM which were developed by Carol Gray in 1991. A “Social Story” describes a situation, skill or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives and common responses in a specifically defined style and format.

The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner that is easily understood by its audience. Although the goal of a story should never be to change the individual’s behavior, that individual’s improved understanding of events and expectations may lead to more effective responses.

Although Social Stories were first developed for use with children with ASD, the approach has also been successful with children, adolescents and adults with ASD and other social and communication delays and differences, as well as individuals developing normally.

For more information, visit TheGrayCenter.org.