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22TRA204 Carol Gray Social Stories 10.3 Workshops

22TRA204 Carol Gray Social Stories 10.3 Workshops






Date:         Monday -  24th October, 14th November and 5th December 2022
Time:         7pm to 9pm (3 x 2 hour sessions)
Venue:      Online via Zoom

 **Please note the sessions will be recording and will be shared with registrants. These are repeat sessions of her January workshops.

Target Audience

This workshop is for any parent, professional, family member, or friend who is working on behalf of toddlers, children, adolescents, or adults. Participants will receive a Social Stories 10.3 Certificate upon completion of this three--session workshop.


Social Stories™* have been used for over thirty years with people with autism of all ages to help them understand daily interactions and events and applaud achievements.  The first Social Stories supported secondary students with autism in vocational experiences in the community with a sound philosophy and personalized practicality.  Today, Social Stories are a respected evidence-based practice that is employed most frequently with individuals diagnosed with social communication disorders or other disabilities, as well as typically developing children.  Each Story addresses a personalized topic via a process and document characteristics that adhere to ten defining criteria that ensure the integrity and safety of the approach.

Using lecture, discussion, and activities, this presentation covers Social Stories throughout the lifespan.  Participants will learn the state of the Social Story art and science, and the ten criteria that define what is and is not a Social Story.  In addition to a PowerPoint® handout, each participant will receive a workbook with short one-to-three-minute exercises to apply concepts and practice skills as they are presented. 

At the conclusion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:

  1.  Define the term Social Story;
  2. Describe the Social Story philosophy, Social Humility:
  3. List the Social Stories 10.3** Criteria;
  4. Explain the difference between a Social Story and a story;
  5. List 5 common Social Story errors when developing a Story for a young child; 
  6. Summarize five case examples of Social Stories that teach early childhood concepts and skills;
  7. Explain how Social Stories improve parent and professional responses to – and interactions with – individuals with autism;
  8. Research, write, and illustrate a genuine Social Story for a young child.

Time Ordered Agenda

This online workshop is complete in three two-hour sessions. 

  • First session:  Criteria 1 & 2
  • Second session: Criteria 3-5
  • Third session:  Criteria 6-10 / Write a Social Story


Bio of Presenter: Carol Gray

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Carol Gray began her career as a teacher for four children with autism at Jenison Public Schools, in Jenison, Michigan.  Currently, she works as a consultant to children, adolescents, and adults with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, providing support via workshops and presentations, information, referral, resources, and direct services for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals who work on their behalf.  Carol is best known for the development of Social Stories, a well-respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages.  She is an internationally sought-after keynote and seminar speaker and has completed over 1,200 presentations.  Carol serves on many advisory boards, including the Advisory Board on Disabilities for Delta Air Lines.

Carol is also the founder of a very effective social philosophy that 1) ‘abandons all assumptions’, 2) regards both the typical and autism perspective as ‘equally valid’, and 3) recognizes the ‘social impairment in autism’ as shared (noting the well-intentioned but nonetheless misguided mistakes of parents and professionals).  She has completed ground-breaking work on some of the toughest topics in autism by reviewing the research, outlining new theories, and developing practical instructional strategies, most notably Gray’s Guide to Bullying (2004) and Gray’s Guide to Loss, Learning, and Students with ASD (2003). 

Carol has received many awards for her work, including Social Thinking’s Lifetime Achievement Award (San Francisco, 2015); Learning Spring School’s Spectrum Award for her global efforts in education and improving the lives of people with autism (New York City, 2012), the Autism Society of America Education Book of the Year, The New Social Story Book: Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition (2009), and the Barbara Lipinski Award (Lansing, Michigan, 2005) for her international contribution to the education and welfare of people with autism. 


Carol has written several articles and chapters in addition to the resources that are listed below.   Many of them are available online as a free download in The Morning News/Jenison Autism Journal and Carol’s Club sections of Carol’s website, CarolGraySocialStories.com.

  • Gray, C. (2017 - present).  Carol’s Club.  A subscription-based series of Social Story related projects requested by club members. CarolGraySocialStories.com
  • Gray, C.  (2015). The new Social Story™ book: 15th anniversary edition. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
  • Gray, C. (2012). The last bedtime story that we read each night. Arlington, TX: Sensory World / Future Horizons.
  • Gray, C.  2010). The new Social Story™ book: Revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
  • Gray, C. (2004).  Social Stories™ 10.0.  Jenison Autism Journal: 15, (4), 2-21.
  • Gray, C. (2002). Watch, listen, move closer, ease in. Jenison Autism Journal: 14, (3), 10 page rip-out insert.
  • Gray, C. (2000a).  Writing Social Stories with Carol Gray [Video and accompanying workbook]. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
  • Gray, C. (1999). Gray’s guide to compliments.  The Morning News: 11, (1), 20 page rip-out insert.
  • Gray, C. (1998a). Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations (pp.167-198). In Schopler, E., Mesibov, G., and Kunce, L. (Eds.), Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? New York: Plenum Press.
  • Gray, C. (1998b). The Advanced Social Story workbook.  The Morning News: 10, (2), 24 page rip-out insert.
  • Gray, C. (1995).  Teaching children with autism to “read” social situations.  In Quill, K.A. (Ed.), Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization.  New York: Delmar Publishers, Inc. 
  • Gray, C. (1994). Comic strip conversations.  Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.
  • Gray, C. & Garand, J. (1993). Social Stories: Improving responses of individuals with autism with accurate social information. Focus on Autistic Behavior, 8, 1-10.
  • Gray, C. & White, A. L. (2000).  My Social Stories book. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Course Properties

Course date 24-10-2022 7:00 pm
Course End Date 05-12-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity 1000
Cut off date 05-12-2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Carol Gray
Number Hours 3 x 2 hr sessions (Oct 10th, 24th & 14th Nov 2022)
Location Online

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