Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Getting Presents at Christmas" Social Story

This story targets the skills of: putting presents under the tree, waiting to open presents, saying "thank you," only opening the presents that are yours, and how to tell if a present is yours.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tips for Vacations and Weekend Trips

If you're traveling this holiday season, here's a free download of some tips for preparing your child for these trips. From Sandbox Learning.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Adapted Holiday Symbols Mini Book

A set of printable mini-books in which students follow directions to color the Hanukkah and secular Christmas symbols. By Christine Reeve of Autism Classroom News.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Simple Christmas Character Puzzles

A set of holiday character puzzle (2-pieces each). This activity focuses on matching the faces to the bodies of the different characters (Gingerbread person and Snowman).

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Visiting Family at Christmas" Social Story

 A social skill story for that targets the skills of: visiting family (or having them come to visit), saying "Merry Christmas," things visitors may do, such as hugging the child, and things families might do together, such as have dinner. This story you can customize; you can write or type in your family's own plans.

Available formats: 
Microsoft PowerPoint (Can edit) 

There is also a version of this story for older/more verbal children (an article format):

As a social skill story for older/more verbal children wtih autism, this social article provides information on greeting visitors, spending time with and talking to visitors, and things visitors may do, such as hugging the child.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Five Little Christmas Trees" Interactive Adapted Book

Five Little Christmas Trees is a six page book that comes in a printable file. The focus of the book is numbers, counting backwards, and colors with an introduction to the idea of Christmas and trees.