Have you ever used a social story to help your child transition from one situation to another? Social stories are great tools that offer a simple, easy-to-understand format to explain a situation. Sometimes it helps a child understand what is going to happen in a circumstance that may be a challenge for him or her. In other instances the social story teaches appropriate behaviors or how to make good choices.

I recently came across this great social story by Kristin at Little Mama Jama. She has two kids with autism so she knows first-hand how transitions and changes can send a whirlwind into daily life. She’s getting ahead of the curve by creating this social story which she can use with her kids before they go back to school.

She’s so generous to give it to all of us as a FREE printable, so we can use it with our kids too. You can download the Back to School Social Story PDF right off her website, and print it at home. Easy, quick and super useful!

If you want to use more social stories, go to Google and type in ‘social stories’ + ‘desired topic’. You will find some you can download for free, and others you can buy. Social stories have become a regular tool in helping with behavior. If you haven’t tried them yet, I would encourage you to give it a go. While the concept seems simple, it can have powerful benefits!

Bonnie Landau
Bonnie Landau
Bonnie Landau is a special education advocate and educational consultant in Ventura County, California. Her goal is to help parents find strategies and solutions to help their children succeed in school and in life. Bonnie is the author of Special Ed Mom Survival Guide: How to Prevail in the Special Education Process and Find Life-long Strategies for You and Your Child.