This social story illustrates the concept that people have thoughts about each other. The story states that if we behave in expected ways others will be more comfortable around us and more likely to have good thoughts. However if we behave in unexpected ways, others may be uncomfortable with us and be less likely to want to be around us.
This story was created using Boardmaker. It has been converted to a PDF file so it should be printable on download. It is not perfect but gets the general idea across using visual supports.
Children with ASD respond better to the use of visual supports. They have core deficits in social pragmatic skills. These ideas were adapted from Michelle Winners Social Thinking programs. For more information on the concepts of Expected and Unexpected Behaviors and Thoughts about Others, you can purchase her books.