Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Free Social Stories About Transitions

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A collection of free social stories about transitioning between activities including some free printable social stories about transitions and how to handle changes in routine.

Transitions are one thing many autistic children struggle with. Moving to a new activity or a change in the routine can be difficult for them to process.

While there are lots of way to help kids who struggle with transitions, one awesome way to work on this social skill is by using social stories.

Social stories are a great way to teach kids to be flexible and that changes are okay. And trust me, it's a skill that a lot of kids need extra help with - autism or not.

However, when I was putting together this list of social stories about how to handle changes in routines, I was surprised by the lack of options available. Especially social stories that are free. It was kind of shocking to see the major lack of resources in transition social stories. Trust me, I searched and searched for free ones, but there just weren't many available.

So while this list of free social stories about moving from one activity to another isn't huge, by any means, I hope it is a great starting point to help your child.

Need a transition social story? Check out these free social stories for transitions

Free Printable Social Stories for Transitions & Change

I'm a big fan of printable social stories because you can take them with you on the go. I also always suggest laminating social stories for durability. So if your child is struggling with transitions, then you will likely find these printable transition social stories to be a great resource.

Heads up, though, some of these social stories require you to have a Teachers Pay Teachers account (don't worry, it's free to join!).

1. Free Putting Away My Blocks Transitioning Social Story from Creative Lab on Teachers Pay Teachers

2. Free Time's Up Social Story from Denise Wilson on Teachers Pay Teachers

3. Free Understanding & Handling Change Social Story from Jill Kuzma

4. Free Schedule Changes Social Story from Michelle Zaydlin on Teachers Pay Teachers

5. Free "Go With The Flow" Social Story for Middle Schoolers from Michael Begg on Teachers Pay Teachers

Video Social Stories About How to Make Transitions

Here's a video social story that discusses moving from one activity to another. I hope you find it helpful!

Other Social Story Resources You'll Love

Free social stories about transitions and change


  1. Thank you for the transitions stories... just in time to get prepared for new school year :0

  2. I don't seem to be able to get to the place to download/print your ideas. Please could you help. Many thanks

    1. In this particular blog post, you are redirected to other websites to download the printables. But for other blog posts with a free printable, scroll towards the bottom of the blog post and look for the giant pink link that says "click here to download the free printable." It's pretty large and in all capital letters. Kind of hard to miss, to be honest.