TASN-ATBS Webinar Series: Social Stories 10.4 with Carol Gray

Webinar Description:

Social Stories™ is a very popular evidence-based instructional strategy used with people with autism and other social communication disorders. They are a wonderful "go-to" intervention for an infinite variety of purposes. Recently, Social Stories were updated to the 10.4 criteria (spring 2023). 

Before this webinar, Kansas educators had the opportunity to complete a 5-hour Moodle training on the new criteria (available through the end of June 2024). The educators who completed the online training had the opportunity to submit their stories for Carol to review during this webinar for how they met or didn't meet the new criteria. Carol also provided recommendations and rationales for changes needed for the stories to fully meet the criteria.  


Learner Objectives:

After viewing this webinar, each participant will be able to:

  • Define the term Social Story
  • Describe the Social Story philosophy, Social Humility
  • List the new Social Stories 10.4 Criteria (updated in spring 2023)
  • Explain the difference between a Social Story and a story
  • List common Social Story errors when developing a Story
  • Become familiar with Carol's Club


Certificate of Completion:

To earn a Certificate of Completion/Attendance for an archived webinar:

  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

Click here for instructions on how to create a Moodle Account.


To log into Moodle go to https://moodle.tasnatbs.org.


The webinars are listed by category and in alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Instructional Strategies​​​​​.


Presenter Information:

Carol Gray, Director, Team Social Stories and Social Stories Satellite Schools and Services; and Consultant to Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Autism, provides support via workshops and presentations, information, referrals, resources, and direct services to individuals with autism, their families, and professionals who work on their behalf. Carol is best known for the development of Social Stories, a respected evidence-based practice used worldwide with people with autism of all ages.

Carol was the first teacher for students with autism at Jenison Public Schools in Jenison, Michigan 1977-2004.  In 1989, Carol began writing stories for her students to share information with them that they seemed to be missing, information that so many of us take for granted.  Many of the stories resulted in immediate and marked improvement in her students’ responses to daily events and interactions.


Carol is also known for initiating a very effective social philosophy that 1) ‘abandons all assumptions’, 2) regards both the typical and autism perspective as ‘equally valid’, and 3) recognizes the ‘social impairment in autism’ as shared (noting the well-intentioned but nonetheless misguided mistakes of parents and professionals).  She has completed groundbreaking work on some of the toughest topics in autism by reviewing the research, developing new theories, and proposing practical instructional strategies, most notably Gray’s Guide to Bullying (2004) and Gray’s Guide to Loss, Learning, and Students with ASD (2003).



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