Emergency Relief Centre Access Key Social Story

Social Stories provide a clear explanation or description of a social situation. They give insights into thoughts and feelings of others. They may outline specific challenges and help individuals prepare for new experiences. They may also suggest strategies or responses for socially appropriate behaviour.

Social Stories are developed to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, specific language disorders, social communication difficulties or cognitive delays and disability.

Social Stories can be used to prepare individuals for social interaction by providing clear information about specific social situations, outlining why they happen and what typical responses might be.

They can be used by any age group and can complement Access Key use or may be used in isolation.