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.