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Successful Social Stories™ for School and College Students with Autism

Successful Social Stories™ for School and College Students with Autism

Growing Up with Social Stories™

Dr Siobhan Timmins. Foreword by Carol Gray

Part of the Growing Up with Social Stories™ series

Quick Overview

This Social Stories™ writing guide offers a detailed, clear and engaging demonstration of the wider value of specialised storytelling for young people growing up with autism. Fully illustrated and contextualised with helpful introductions and examples, it is an invaluable guide for helping children with autism progress towards an easier adult life.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 336pp
ISBN: 9781785921377
2017, ePUB, 336pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-404-5
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As children grow up and spend more and more time away from home in schools and colleges, life often seems to get increasingly complicated. Autism makes the challenges they meet in these new environments even more difficult to navigate. Social Stories™ is a highly regarded strategy that parents and teachers can use to help young people with autism understand the new social situations they face during this time. Writing an effective Story takes a special set of skills, and in this fully illustrated book Dr Siobhan Timmins explains how to acquire and hone these techniques and put them into practice.

Following on from her book on writing Social Stories™ for young children, this book on the next age group up includes 160 illustrations and clear examples based on the author's own experiences of raising a son with autism. She explains how to identify the underlying issues, and articulate the key ideas so that young learners can find connections between Stories to build a greater understanding of relationships, the adult world and their own identity. The book is an invaluable guide to creating bridges between young people and the parts of life they find most difficult.


'The context-setting, that helps further understanding of autistic thinking is superb, as are the examples of the social stories themselves. If this were a 'must-have' for every school and college, life for autistic children would be that much better.'
- Jude Ragan, ex-head of Queensmill School, freelance autism education specialist


As a professional who works with young adults with autism in a day setting, I found this book very useful.
It was great to see examples of the social stories and even better to read about real life experiences the author has had with her son.

- Lisa Faulkner

'Most children are able to interpret and respond to social contexts and cues in school with incredible speed and without effort. For others, like those diagnosed with autism, the events and interactions of each day hold elusive meanings and unforeseen pitfalls. Social Stories are like a magic wand that replaces confusion with information and fear with confidence, to build social competence one Story at a time.'
- Peter Vermeulen, PhD. Senior lecturer at Autisme Centraal, Belgium. Author of over 15 books on autism including Autism as Context Blindness, 2012


By (author): Siobhan Timmins
Foreword by: Carol Gray