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BOOKS, VIDEOS & DVDS IN ACTIV LIBRARY - A SELECTION


100 stories of social and safety awareness / Shibutani, Makoto. -- Los Angeles, Ca: Rhinobook, 2010. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 28 cm.

This is a book designed to teach children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's syndrome, Down syndrome and other related disorders the social and safety awareness. There are 50 stories of social awareness and 50 stories of safety awareness. They have a social story format with an illustration. Each story has a datasheet and you can track your child's progress overtime.

CC 305.2313 SHI [P15194]








Air travel : social stories / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Shenton Park: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2016] 1 kit (5 spiral bound books + activity sheets)

This series of 5 booklets describes in photos and simple text what to expect when flying on a plane. The books include information about checking in at the airport, boarding the plane, on the plane, take off and landing. The pack also includes activity sheets that can be copied and used to prepare for flying and at the airport or on the plane.

CC 305.2316 AIR [P15940]








All about me : taking care of myself / THE GRAY CENTER FOR SOCIAL LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING. -- [Zeeland, MI]: The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, 2006. 23 p. ; 30 cm.

This issue contains Social Stories and Social Articles related to responsibilities, good health and nutrition. They are adaptable to all ages and present general information.

CC 305.2316 ALL [P13035]








Annette Joosten's book of cool strategies : a personal social script workbook for Australian primary-age students / Joosten, Annette. -- Redcliffe, Qld: book in hand, 2003. 1 vol. (unpaged) ; 30 cm.

The stories in this book have been written in the tradition of Carol Gray's Social Stories. They have been written to describe what happens in a situation, what each person does and why. The main aim is to improve the child's understanding of the situation and hopefully result in a positive change in the child's behaviour. Each social story is accompanied by a worksheet that can be used to personalise the story. Each worksheet and strategy can be made more complex or simpler to meet the individual students needs. They cover a range of social situations that may arise at school starting with saying hello, and also look at emotions and personal care.

SC/AUT JOO [P13066]








At the movie theater / O'Bannon, Mary Sue. -- Columbia, Missouri: AKA Publishing, 2015. 13 p. ; 22 cm.

This book helps prepare children for the experience of going to the movies and gives them strategies to cope with new sensory experiences including darkness, the size of the screen, noises and the audiences. It also talks about what might be scary for a child. Include are parent tips to make a trip to the movie theatre successful.

CC 305.2316 OBA [P15673]










Comic strip conversations: colorful, illustrated interactions with students with autism and related disorders / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2001. 15p., + 11p. ill.

The booklet describes a communication tool which is designed to illustrate and simplify conversations with simple drawings. Symbols are used to represent basic conversational skills and colour may be incorporated to identify emotional content. They may be used in conjunction with social stories or independently to solve a particular problem a student has encountered. An effective tool for parents and professionals working with students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

SC/AUT GRA [P09871]








Developing resilience in young people with Autism using Social Stories / Timmins, Siobhan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 104 p. ; 22 cm.

Aimed at parents and professionals working with children aged 11 up to young adulthood to develop resilience, particularly children on the autism spectrum. Young people with autism can be susceptible to setbacks, often leading to depression and a sense of hopelessness. This book introduces more productive ways of looking at common setbacks in life using Carol Gray's Social Stories model. It offers tools to overcome obstacles, build resilience and develop coping strategies for the future.

SC/AUT TIM [P16146]








Going on a plane / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going on a plane. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15687]










Going to a birthday party / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to a birthday party. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2313 WEB [P15681]










Going to buy clothes / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping to buy clothes. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15684]










Going to buy shoes / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping to buy shoes. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15683]










Going to the cinema / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the movie cinemas. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15688]










Going to the doctor / Civardi, Anne. -- London: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2005. 1 vol (unpaged) ; 15 cm.

This series introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time. This book describes the Jay family going to visit the doctor.

CC 610.6 CIV [P15632]










Going to the doctor / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2007. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the doctors. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 610.6 WEB [P15690]










Going to the optician / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2009. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to the optician. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 610.6 WEB [P15689]










Going to the supermarket / Webster, Avril. -- Limerick: Off We Go Publishing, 2007. 14 p. ; 21 cm.

Part of a series designed to prepare children for what to expect from a range of daily-life activities, this book describes what to expect when going to shopping at the supermarket. Colourfully illustrated with simple text.

CC 305.2316 WEB [P15682]










Good nights: a manual for parents and carers who have a child with autism experiencing difficulties with sleep / AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. -- Subiaco, WA: Autism Association of Western Australia, [2007] 40 p.

Designed to help parents and carers who have a child with autism experiencing difficulties with sleep. Topics covered include; understanding typical sleep; understanding sleep in children with autism; reducing sleep difficulties; and developing a sleep intervention plan. The final section includes information on useful resources such as visuals to make a bedtime schedule and sample social stories.

CC 305.23141 GOO [P11997]








Gray's guide to loss, learning and children with ASD / Gray, Carol. -- Michigan: Jenison Public Schools, 2003. 44 p.

This special edition journal provides a guide for parents on explaining loss and death to children on the autism spectrum. Provides strategies for learning and accepting day to day childhood losses and loss caused by the death of a loved one. Explains how to write social stories about loss and provides a list of resources for adults and children on loss in childhood.

CC 155.91 GRA [P11636]








A guide to writing social stories : step-by-step guidelines for parents and professionals / Williams, Chris; Wright, Barry. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 141 p. ; 25 cm.

Developed with the input of parents and professionals and informed by new Social Stories research, this is a step-by-step guide to writing personalised Social Stories that give children social information. The book includes many examples of real Social Stories and downloadable checklists that highlight essential components of a Social Story. [Book cover]

SC/AUT WIL [P15890]








Healthy smiles for autism : oral hygiene tips for children and autism spectrum disorder / National Museum of Dentistry. National Museum of Dentistry, [2014] 36 p. ; 30 cm.

The National Museum of Dentistry has developed a unique resource for parents to teach their children how to have a healthy mouth for life. Healthy Smiles for Autism contains oral hygiene tips, facts and step-by-step demonstrations for children with autism spectrum disorder. [website]. Also available online from http://dentaletc.umaryland.edu/odar/health_smiles_for_autism.pdf.

CC 611.3 HEA [P15539]








Home : taking care of my home and family / THE GRAY CENTER FOR SOCIAL LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING. -- [Zeeland, MI]: The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding, 2006. 22 p. ; 30 cm.

This issue contains Social Stories and Social Articles related to roles and responsibilities, chores and respect in relation to the home and family. They can be adapted for the individuals with whom you live and work, incorporating vocabulary and ideas that are central to each individual's own experience.

CC 305.2316 GRA [P13034]








Lou knows what to do : supermarket / Tice, Kimberly; Litvack, Venita. -- Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2017. 23 p. ; 22 cm.

Whether he's in a new situation or a challenging one, Lou's prepared. His special bubble wand shows him the future, helping him see what he needs to do and say to be successful. When it's time to go to the supermarket he knows what to expect and how to handle himself.

CC 305.2316 TIC [P16188]










Make your own picture stories for kids with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) : a DIY guide for parents and carers / Attwood, Brian. -- London;Philadelphia, Pa: Jessica Kingsley, 2015. 60 p. ; 20 cm.

This book will help you to create individulised picture stories for a child with ASD cope with social situations, difficult emotions, transitions and other challenging events. (Book cover)

SC/AUT ATT [P15676;P15685]








My social story book / Gray, Carol Ed.; White, Abbie Leigh Ed. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2002. 141p

Short, illustrated narratives take children through basic activities like brushing their teeth and taking a bath as well as experiences such as going to school, shopping or to the doctor. The social stories are written for pre-schoolers aged 2 to 6 but are useful for all young children, especially those on the autistic spectrum.

SC/AUT GRA [P10295]










The new Social Story book / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 2015. lxv, 335 p. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD

This is a revised and expanded verion of Social Stories including new sections for pre-school children and young adults. It includes over 180 Social Stories to teach everyday social skills to children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. It includes a guide to writing Social Stories and a CD with the text of the social stories in the book in PDF format.

SC/AUT GRA [P16128]








The new social story book: illustrated edition / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2000. 1 vol. (var. pagings), ill.

Children and adults with an autistic spectrum disorder struggle to respond effectively to their social world. Social Stories have been developed to address this problem. Parents and professionals are required to consider a situation from the perspective of the child or adult with autism and then identify and share information that may be missing with a Social Story. These stories were first written in 1994 and have been revised and updated by illustrations in this edition. The final chapter provides information on how to write and implement a Social Story.

SC/AUT GRA [P09877;P11591]








The new social story book : revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2010. lxxi, 265 p. ; 26 cm + CD

Children and adults with an autistic spectrum disorder struggle to respond effectively to their social world. Social Stories have been developed to address this problem. Parents and professionals are required to consider a situation from the perspective of the child or adult with autism and then identify and share information that may be missing with a Social Story. This book has over 150 social stories that teach everyday social skills. It also offers tutorials so that parents and teachers can write their own Social Stories. There is also a CD containing each Social Story in ready to print PDFs and easy to edit word files, so that the stories can be customised to the child's individual experience.

SC/AUT GRA [P13308;P13446]








Revealing the hidden social code : social stories for people with autistic spectrum disorders / Howley, Marie; Arnold, Eileen. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2005. 160 p.

A training aid that explores the development of social stories and offers insights into how individualised social stories can be utilised. Provides guidelines on gathering information prior to writing and the process of how to write social stories. Techniques for the presentation of information using visual cues, text design and layout are explored. Ideas on how to use social stories to enhance and complement other strategies used with autistic spectrum disorder individuals are explained. Provides tips on problem solving and what to do if social stories don't work.

SC/AUT HOW [P15348 ]








Say and do early social scenes for school : with questions and activities / Simms, Susan Rose. -- Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, 2004. iv, 60 p. ; 28 cm.

A collection of 60 social skills lessons that primary school age children can use to learn successful social behaviours for everyday encounters at school. Parents or teachers read a short description about a picture which focuses on appropriate and inappropriate responses or behaviours by children in the scene. Children then answer questions that repeat the instructions from the scene, identify the behavioural issues, reinforce correct behaviour and encourage modelling the appropriate behaviour. The lessons are appropriate for any child having difficulty demonstrating appropriate social behaviour. Resources can be photocopied for use.

CC 305.2313 SIM [P16078]








Say and do social scenes for home, school, and community : with questions and activities / Simms, Susan Rose. -- Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, 2004. iv, 60 p. ; 28 cm.

A collection of 60 social skills lessons that primary school age children can use to learn successful social behaviours for everyday encounters at home, when out and about in the community and at school. Parents or teachers read a short description about a picture which focuses on appropriate and inappropriate responses or behaviours by children in the scene. Children then answer questions that repeat the instructions from the scene, identify the behavioural issues, reinforce correct behaviour and encourage modelling the appropriate behaviour. The lessons are appropriate for any child having difficulty demonstrating appropriate social behaviour. Resources can be photocopied for use.

CC 305.2313 SIM [P16079]








Social scenes for daily living skills and feelings with questions and activities / Simms, Susan Rose. -- Greenville, South Carolina: Super Duper Publications, 2006. iv, 60 p. ; 28 cm.

A collection of 60 social skills lessons that primary school age children can use to learn successful social and daily living skills and plan for common situations that involve specific feelings such as feeling excited, frustrated, disappointed. Parents or teachers read a short description about a picture which focuses on appropriate and inappropriate responses or behaviours by children in the scene. Children then answer questions that repeat the instructions from the scene, identify the behavioural issues, reinforce correct behaviour and encourage modelling the appropriate behaviour. The lessons are appropriate for any child having difficulty demonstrating appropriate social behaviour. Resources can be photocopied for use.

CC 305.2313 SIM [P16077]








Social stories 10.0 : the new defining criteria and guidelines / Gray, Carol. / JENISON AUTISM JOURNAL. Jenison Public Schools, 2004. 28 p. ; 30cm.

This article from the Jenison Autism Journal is aimed at helping you write a Social Story. Social Stories were originally developed for children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to give "a meaningful voice" to patient, accurate descriptions of social concepts, skills and events. They are useful in identifying important cues in a given situation; describing abstract concepts or another point of view; defining new routines or rules; explaining the rationale behind expectations; outlining an upcoming event; and/or applauding accomplishments. This is an updated, detailed delineation of what is - and is not - a Social Story.

SC/AUT GRA [P13036]








Social stories and comic strip conversations : unique methods to improve social understanding / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc, 1996. 1 videocassette ( 94 mins)

A presentation by Carol Gray, an educational consultant for children and young people with autism, explaining how she developed the technique of social stories and comic strip conversations. These techniques can help children with autism to learn the social skills necessary to interact in social situations, and to analyse their interactions with others.

SC/V AUT SOC [P08869]










Social story readers / Semple, Debbie; Lechler, Shelia. -- Verona, Wis.: Attainment Company, 2006. 101 p. ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc

Aimed at adolescents, young people and adults, this social story reader has 16 stories depicting common social issues at home and school. A compact disc includes printable PDF pages with activities.

CC 375.3 LEC [P14282]








Successful Social Stories for school and college students with autism / Timmins, Dr. Siobhan. -- London;Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2017. 334 p. ; 23 cm.

This book includes 47 Social Stories to help children and adolescents at school and college or university meet challenges in these new environments. The Stories build on each other to improve understanding and address commonly experienced situations within the classroom, on the sports field, during break times and during school and university events.

SC/AUT TIM [P16129]








Successful social stories for young children : growing up with social stories / Timmins, Siobhan. -- London: Jessica Kingsley, 2016. 215 p. ; 23 cm.

Following the technique and elements devised by Carol Grey to develop Social Stories, this book includes 32 Stories created by the author for her son and other children during early childhood. This books introduces ways of thinking about the issues a child finds difficult by exploring the child's unique perspective and then creating Stories to teach concepts and social understanding to children with autism spectrum disorders. The Stories include basic skills such as learning to listen, wait, share and take turns, manners and fears.

SC/AUT TIM [P15945]








Writing social stories with Carol Gray / Gray, Carol. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2007. 1 DVD (180 min.) + 1 Workbook (71 p. ; 28 cm.)

This DVD and accompanying workbook provide step-by-step training for writing effective Social Stories. These are a tool that uses carefully written sentences to describe a social situation to someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Carol Grey explains the elements that make Social Stories successful and teaches how to tailor the text to an individual's specific needs. It also shows how to implement a Social Story and gives do's and don'ts based on real life examples.

SC/AUT GRA [P13406;P14487]