Sarah and Connor Mason, mother and son.

Social Stories™

This one-day workshop is delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, Certified Social Stories Trainer, and aims to support people in understanding how to develop and use Social Stories™.

About the training

Dr Siobhan Timmins has been writing Social Stories for 22 years and has over 10 years’ experience in teaching social understanding in autism to parents and professionals. She has been a Carol Gray certified trainer in Social Stories since 2011, establishing the Social Stories Satellite Service for Essex at Market Field School where she is an Associate Specialist. She regularly delivers training in social understanding in autism for parents and professionals as well as presenting workshops in Social Stories for schools and other organisations. Siobhan is the mother of a 25-year-old young man on the autism spectrum and the author of a series of published books of successful Social Stories.

What are Social Stories?

Social storiesTM were created by Carol Gray in 1991. They are short descriptions of a particular situation, event or activity, which include specific information about what to expect in that situation and why. Social stories present information in a literal, 'concrete' way, which may improve a person's understanding of a previously difficult or ambiguous situation or activity. The presentation and content can be adapted to meet different people's needs. 

This workshop is for those who are working on behalf of one or more autistic children, adolescents, or adults. If new to the approach, participants will discover the ever-expanding versatility and value of this incredible instructional strategy. For those already familiar with Social Stories, this workshop will update their understanding and improve their Story writing skills. Participants who complete the workshop will receive a Social Stories 10.2 Certificate.

Our interactive virtual training model enables us to deliver the exact learning outcomes for you as our face to face training course, in a learner friendly and accessible way.

Upcoming sessions

  • Virtual training on 16 and 17 March 2021

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