Social Stories - Fire Drill

Social Stories - Fire Drill
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Social Stories for Transitions and Unexpected Events

by Natasha Lupiani

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with many other diagnoses, thrive on routine and structure. Routine is not always possible. Sometimes a transition or an unexpected event occurs and changes a routine. Incorporating social stories about common upcoming transitions and unexpected events can help prepare students and reduce anxiety for change.

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Special Ed Social Stories for Transitions. Create your own social stories!

Storyboard Text

  • What's that noise?! It's loud!
  • I'm scared!
  • That's the fire alarm. It's just a drill.
  • Nouns!
  • It's ok class, it's a fire drill. Line up single file, and we will walk outside together.
  • That wasn't bad at all!
  • Going outside was actually fun!
  • Sometimes at school there are fire drills. The fire alarm rings, and it is very loud.
  • Your teacher gives you directions and makes sure you are safe.
  • During a fire drill, you will have to wait with your class and teacher outside, until you are told it's ok to go back in.
  • After the fire drill, you go back inside and go back to class.
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