Social Stories on Dealing with Change

Your family may be experiencing a lot of changes and that can be challenging for a child with special needs. They might be adapting to a new bus schedule or transitioning into a new classroom.

To start, identify the change that will occur, such as moving into a new classroom. Customize an existing Social Story template with details specific to your child, or create a story of your own.

In the days leading up to the change, review the social story with your child frequently. This will act as a guide for your child, reminding them of the expected behaviors. Don’t forget to provide positive reinforcement!

The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultants and faculty.

These behavior social stories may benefit your students.  They can be downloaded, saved and edited to suit your needs.  The * notation indicates the story is  formatted in a Power Point presentation and the ** notation indicates a Power Point with sound narration.  Each Power Point has animation included on each slide.  Some occur automatically – some occur on a “click”.  Feel free to send comments or questions to [email protected].

Changes Changes!*

Moving to a New House


Sometimes Things Change

Did My Pet Get Lost?

Sleeping In My Own Bed (Special Interest Area: Daniel Tiger & PJ Masks; Needs personalization throughout)

Stopping What I’m Doing and Making It OK (Topic: Stopping What I’m Doing. Special Interest Area: Spongebob)

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