Oct 24, 2018

Using a Social Story to Explain Halloween

Mother and child in costumer.

Halloween means candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, and the annual fall celebration of Halloween. It can be a challenging time for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who struggle to ‘process’ verbal information, no matter how large their vocabulary.

Visual information is often processed better, and it also helps give information to help children with ASD prepare, plan, and predict what will happen in a social context. Check out this great resource to help children understand Halloween! Halloween social narrative (or Social Story) from the Indiana Resource Center for Autism

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