This is a must have product for students with autism to better understand death. ,strong>This collection of social stories and narratives help students understand what happens when someone dies and what to expect after one dies; such as a wake or funeral.
Coping with the death of a loved one is very difficult. Death can be very hard on children because they may not understand the permanency of it. They may not understand that they will not see the person again or be able to talk to them.
People with autism like to have routines and understand what happens to them and their schedule. When someone dies, it may disrupt their routines of everyday living. There will be places to go to such as a wake or funeral that they are not emotionally prepared for. This may bring up some challenging behaviors and emotions.
This product contains the following social stories and social narratives:
Death of a grandparent
Death of a pet
Going to a funeral
Going to a funeral in church
What does it mean to be dead?
Each of my social stories will address the following:
A problem behavior
When the behavior occurs
Perspective of how others may feel
Optional Personalized Positive Choice
Each of my social stories can be used as they are written or they can be personalized. Room is left at the end of each social story for you to select a positive choice from the options given on the Positive Choice pages at the end of this product. Select a positive choice, cut it out and glue it to the end of the social story for that student. You will now have an individualized social story and one that will fit your classroom needs.