Websites with resources for parents and teachers of children with autism, such as PBISWorld and One Place for Special Needs, often feature free examples of social stories. Some schools or special education teachers also may provide access to free social stories.
Social stories are short stories written to help children with autism to understand social experiences that they may have difficulty with. These stories feature written and visual descriptions of events that are straightforward and model proper behavior in the situation. Social stories exist for many topics, from basic classroom routines to medical procedures. Special education teachers and resources can also offer parents free templates for writing their own social stories.