Topic outline

  • Novio Social Story Course Powerpoint

    This is an outline of the PowerPoint used for the NOVIO parents and carers training for social stories.

  • Carol Gray

    This section is about social stories and information about Carol Gray.

    Carol Gray works in America and has written about and continued to us social stories as "an established and highly effective way of teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum".

    My Social Stories Book By Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White ISBN 1-85302-950-5 Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    Carol also has her own website       

  • Examples of Social Stories Used in a Special School Setting

    These are some examples of social stories used with children in a special school. They are for you to have a look at and maybe give you ideas.

    The most important thing make a social story work is to individualise it for that child, but sometime it is easier to start with something similar to your own child's scenario than a blank piece of paper.

    Please also refer to other sections in the menu that also contain social stories (SLEEP).

    The Social Stories included are on topics such as:

    Going to the Dentist; Having my hair cut; specific behaviours such as not throwing stones.

  • West Sussex Local Offer Information

  • Types of Books Available on the Market

    There are many books available on the market that cover aspects of daily life in sequence form.

    Some are basic and have a character theme E.g. "Maisy" by Lucy Collins

    Going to the library...Maisy's bus...Maisy's day...Maisy's...dressing up...makes gingerbread...bathtime...and her friends...etc.

    • David Blakesley and Tharada Blakesley

      David Blakesley and Tharada Blakesley  have worked on a number of books for parents/carers, teachers and children with autism and related conditions. They also founded 'Autism and Nature', an organisation dedicated to engaging children on the autistic spectrum with the countryside and nature.

      Alex and Rosie's Adventures in West Sussex, Stories for children with Autism

      Puffin on the Beach: A Story with Widgit Symbols (Sam and Hollie)

      Visiting the West Sussex countryside: a guide for parents and teachers of children with autism

    • Bookstart

      Booktrust works with children who need additional support offering: braille, large print and accessible books; dual language resources; targeted schools' programmes, and the Letterbox Club for children in foster families.

    • Ways of Reading Leaflet

      Finding books for children and young people who are blind or partially sighted.