Complete guide to social stories

One Place for Special Needs scoured the Internet to come up with the most complete list of free social stories covering everything from behavior to toilet training. We also have included stories showing sequential processing, the steps for what to expect in a variety of activities. Some are text only and others include pics. 

 

Allergy test social story
If your child is getting an allergy pin prick test, this is a good sequential processing story that shows the steps of the procedure.

iStock image behaviorBehavior social stories
Social stories that work on frustration issues and other challenging behavior.

Birthday social stories
Includes social stories plus related topics like thanking someone for a present.

Blood draw social stories
If your child is getting blood drawn, this is a good sequential processing story that shows the steps for getting a blood test. Click here for some videos showing how quick and easy this process can be.

Brushing teeth social stories 

Community social stories
Social stories that help going out in the community, doing field trips, going to a restaurant, museum and more.

Created by us!
One Place for Special Needs created its own social and sequential processing stories for families. Let us know if there is a social story you would like to see and we'll try to make it.  Email us at

Crossing the street social stories
Social and sequential processing stories on safely crossing the street. View all our crossing the street resources including videos and other strategies on this important safety issue.

Death social stories
A social story to explain death to a child. Also see our link to explaining death for more resources on the concept of death, when your pet dies and what to expect at a wake and funeral.

Photoxpress image dentistDentist visit social stories
Here are social stories on what to expect at the dentist office. Visit our fear of dentist resources for many great articles on preparing for the visit and videos showing what to expect.

Dining Etiquette - How to behave when you're at the dinner table.

Doctor visit social stories
Social stories to help your child know what to expect when visiting the doctor.

EEG social story
If your child is getting an electroencephalogram (EEG) this is a good social story that shows the sequential processing of putting the sensors on the chid's head. Go to our EEG test resource page for videos and other resources on the EEG test.

Getting a haircut social stories
These are videos showing the steps for getting a haircut.

iStock image halloweenHoliday social stories
Here are social stories for Halloween, Thanksgiving and other holidays.

Hygiene social stories
Social and sequential processing stories on brushing teeth, washing hands and other hygiene skills. View our hygiene skills resources for an extensive list of hygiene topics.

Life skills social stories
Stories on answering the phone, going to the grocery store and more.

iStock image mannersManners social stories
Social stories teaching the importance of having good manners. Here are more articles and videos that teach others to be polite in social settings.

New baby social stories
Stories to explain having a new brother or sister.

Safety social stories
All of our safety related social stories including electrical, first aid, fire, poison and more.

Photoxpress image school busSchool social stories
Lot of social and sequential processing stories on good behavior in school and understanding school rules. Find more information about school rules on this resource page.

Social Skills social stories - Stories that touch on a variety of social behaviors.

Social Stories (all)
Here is our list of all social stories on the One Place for Special Needs website.

Staying calm social stories
Social stories for staying calm instead of becoming frustrated.

Toilet training social stories
Many social and sequential processing stories on toilet training and going to the bathroom. Check out our toilet training page for many special needs resources.

Wearing glasses social stories
Social stories on wearing glasses plus a few resources on getting your child to wear their glasses.

Writing social stories
Articles on how to write your own social stories.


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