Carol 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 autism, 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.
Virtual Workshop Series:
Reflect – Reboot – Reimagine: Online Social StoriesTM 10.2 Advanced Workshop
Discover the ever expanding versatility and value of this incredible instructional strategy over a two-day workshop. Social Stories are a learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages. Over the past two decades, Carol has been helping people with autism improve their social skills with the Social Stories model.
Social Stories are one of the most popular evidence-based instructional strategies for learners with autism in the world. They are also frequently misused and misunderstood. Learning how to research, develop, and implement a genuine Social Story is critical to their effectiveness, safety, and integrity. The goal is to build positive social concepts and skills in an individually tailored, unassuming, and supportive learning context.
This online presentation is unique among *Social Story 10.2* workshops, a series of four half-days devoted to the art and science of Social Stories!
- Tuesday, October 20 – 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT
- Tuesday, October 27 – 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT
- Tuesday, November 3 – 9:00am – 12:00pm CST
- Tuesday, November 10 – 9:00am – 12:00pm CST
To receive your certificate of completion you must attend all four sessions.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, online learning opportunities are increasing in popularity – with surprising advantages over in-person conferences. Safety is one advantage. Other benefits include increased efficiency and new opportunities to internalize concepts and practice skills. Online presentations often cover information faster than their traditional counterparts, resulting in additional case examples, demonstrations, and activities.
This hybrid Social Story workshop is a unique opportunity. Participants will learn the art and science of Social Stories with a format that maximizes online training benefits, including:
- An invitation to confidentially contact Carol before, during, or following the course of the training with questions or assistance related to a specific Social Story or course content, materials, activities, and assignments,
- Pre-workshop orientation – a brief set of materials and activities providing an overview of Social Stories, and
- Relevant assignments between sessions to apply newly acquired concepts and skills to current issues.
There are four weekly half-day sessions. The outcome letters listed in parentheses (below) correspond to those in the previous learning outcomes list.
- 1st session: Philosophy / Social Story Goal / How Each Topic is Determined / Gathering Information
- 2nd session: Gathering Information with a Comic Strip Conversation / Develop a Social Story
- 3rd session: How to Write a Social Story
- 4th session: Outcomes j – Write – Revise – and Implement a Social Story