Originally fueled by grassroots enthusiasm, and later confirmed as an evidence-based practice, Carol Gray’s Social Stories have earned the respect of parents and professionals worldwide, while earning the invaluable trust of children and students. Each Social Story describes a social situation, skill, or concept according to Gray’s innovative ten criteria, as defined and explained in the included Social Story 10.1 Tutorials. The goal of a Social Story is to share accurate information meaningfully and safely, promoting true social understanding. This book provides already-written Stories to get you started, plus the direction and tools you’ll need to write your own successful Social Stories. May our collective Stories inform, guide, and inspire the individuals you care for!
Carol Gray developed Social Stories in 1991 to promote social understanding in children with autism spectrum
disorders (ASD). Now, nearly twenty years after their inception, Social Stories have become a standard approach
for teachers and parents all over the globe, and the stories are more effective than ever!
This 10th Anniversary Edition of The New Social Story Book offers over 150 of the most requested Social Stories each one professionally written by Carol Gray.
But it doesn’t end there—Carol also teaches you how to write Social Stories yourself! Years of experience and
trial-and-error have led to updated Story guidelines. Carol explains her fine-tuned process in the included ten-step
learning module "The Social Story 10.1 Tutorials"—perfect for parents and teachers!