Social Story

From the Gold Coast to Sovereign Hill

March 21, 2014
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Here we are holidaying on the Gold Coast, but as every parent, especially autism parents know, you need to keep one step ahead. So whilst we are holidaying I’m preparing my girls for our return to Melbourne and a very cool Autism Friendly day out at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.   SENSORY EXPERIENCE COMES TO […]

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Sometimes People Go Away

August 2, 2013
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Heidi’s aide has moved on to a new school and yesterday was her last day. It has been a very sad week as the aide had been with Heidi since Prep (so about 2 years they’ve had together). I prepared Heidi with this social story. Heidi made a card with some help from Annie and […]

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Batman Lives At My School

May 4, 2013
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Heidi is still very anxious at school and has been taking a transition toy to school every day. Taking a toy is not an issue but sometimes her choice of toy is not the most appropriate for school, other days there is a huge drama at home in the morning as Heidi can’t cope with […]

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Scratch That

September 4, 2012
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Exciting plans for tomorrow at our house. Our Teachers are on strike, so there is no school. I’m not too sad about that because Heidi at least wouldn’t have been at school tomorrow anyway. This way she isn’t missing yet another day of learning, we are averaging about 1 day a week off for both […]

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What is Death?

July 11, 2012
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Originally published on my Posterous blog September 19, 2008 The story text is from here – http://www.polyxo.com/socialstories/ss0014.html I have added images. Click here to download “What Is Death” Social Story In some cases where I was unsure what image to use I would google for images (eg hurt) and then asked Heidi to choose one. […]

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Playing Tag – a social story

March 18, 2011

Remember when I was looking around for social stories about playing tag?  This is what I have come up with:   Playing Tag When the Little Lunch or Big Lunch bell goes, I can say to friends, “Do you want to play tag?” My friends might say, “No” that is okay. I could play on […]

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Social Stories

March 1, 2011

I’m trying to find a social story about playing tag / chasey in the school playground. Heidi is really struggling with this game, I’m not sure if it is the turn taking aspect, the fluid nature of school playground games or what exactly.   In the meantime some helpful links I have found in my […]

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Autism in our Bathroom

February 24, 2011

One of the things with Autism / Aspergers is that often you can’t see from a persons physical appearance that they are different. That is certainly the case with my girls. But there are some clues, here and there around our house, which give away that we do things differently. One such spot is the […]

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Traveling With Autism

January 6, 2011

I’m joining in Thursday 13 with 13 Things About Travel With A Child on the Autism Spectrum. A while back I started a series of posts about travel with special needs but got sidetracked by life. Soon I will be traveling again and thought it might be time to revisit this topic. 1. Pack a […]

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The Great Big Lego Party

December 12, 2010
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Today is Heidi’s Great Big Lego Party. Download a MS Publisher version of party invitation. The Great Big Lego Party is a shared birthday party with another child from Heidi’s class. You might also remember Heidi’s birthday is in January, as is her classmates – we decided to have the party now so that they […]

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