The UW READi Lab is proud to partner with Autism Speaks to provide a series of personalized PowerPoint templates that parents and therapists can use to explain social situations to children with autism. We invite families to customize these story templates with your own photos or pictures to help your child know what to expect and how to act in a variety of everyday situations! The Personalized Story templates currently available are: Going to a Restaurant, Going to the Store, Handling Bullying, Having a Play Date, Potty Training, and Taking Turns.
Stay tuned for additional stories as they are developed!
The Personalized Story templates and instructions for use can be downloaded from the UW READi Lab’s Tips & Resources/Tools & Materials page.
Acknowledgements: University of Washington contributors to story content, illustrations, and photos include: Wendy Stone, PhD, Thanh Nguyen, MA, Kelly Johnson, PhD, Ashley Penney, MEd, BCBA, Amy Rodda, PhC, CCC-SLP, Raphael Bernier, PhD, Samuel Zinner, MD, Charu Gupta, MEd, BCBA, Catherine Brock, MA, and Eileen Feldman, PhD, BCBA-D. Microsoft Office also contributed to the original packaging and distribution of these the personalized stories through a content distribution partnership with Autism Speaks.