Thursday, July 19 - Friday, July 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon St
ACT - Autism Community Training
July 19 & 20, 2018 in Nanaimo, BC
Social Stories can play an essential role in enhancing communication and bringing down anxiety among individuals with ASD. Over the past two decades, Social Stories, and their innovator, Carol Gray, have earned the respect of parents, professionals, and people with autism, for their utility in providing clear explanations of what is often a confusing social world. This Social Stories 10.2 workshop, led by Carol Gray, will devote two full days to the art and science of Social Stories, with the focus on practicing skills and discussing new strategies.
Join us at the beautiful Vancouver Island Conference Centre, to polish your Social Stories skills or discover the versatility of this instructional strategy for the first time. No previous experience of Social Stories is required.
Learning how to research, develop, and implement a genuine Social Story is critical to their effectiveness, safety, and integrity. While one of the most popular evidence-based instructional strategies for learners with autism, Social Stories are also frequently misused. This workshop will define clearly the criteria for what a Social Story is and how you can develop them to build positive social concepts and skills in an individually tailored, unassuming, and supportive learning context.
At the close of the workshop day, participants will be able to:
- Outline the philosophy and research-based rationale of every Social Story;
- Explain how the Social Story goal may be used by any parent or professional to determine what is – and is not – a Social Story;
- List the 10.2 criteria that ensure the integrity and safety of every Story, while demonstrating ‘fluency’ and understanding of the 10.1 criteria;
- Define all Social Story terms;
- Describe how research and philosophy create important ties between how a Story is researched, developed, and implemented;
- Write a Social Story.
Participants will receive an Advanced Social Story Certificate at the conclusion of the workshop.