April is autism awareness month: Day 5- Social Stories

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April is autism awareness month.

Day 5: Social stories

Social stories are largely recommended by professionals to explain situations or repercussions to people with Autism who may be upset or unable to cope with a change to routine or plan.

As a family we’ve never been a fan of the idea of social stories and Dylan has always seemed to understand that there are frequent changes to plans in real life. He may be unhappy with that but that’s just life right?

Anyway to try and keep things as calm as possible whilst we were on holiday last year I made a social story about swimming.

Although Dylan is nervous of the pool at the beginning, once in it he loves it and we struggle to get him out of it!

Dylan often struggles with the idea of the pool being there but not always being allowed to swim, especially…

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