Social Stories Continued: Veggies, Potties & Streets

Here are some more social stories I made for the kids.

This first one I made when Sketch went through a phase of peeing where ever he happened to be, instead of using the potty. Sketch loves Veggie Tales, so on the advice of a friend, I had the characters “talk” to Sketch about using the potty.

Veggie Tales Characters Encourage Sketch to go Potty

When I first started drawing stick figures to make social stories relatively quickly, I assigned everyone in the family a certain look.  So Dash always has his hair spiked up like Baby Einstein, Sketch always has a little poof on top of his head because when he was a baby, his hair on top of his head, stood straight up!  And for Princess Buttercup, her hair is always was long and spirally curly, and red…just like when she was “little”  Her hair is still long and red, but the curls have relaxed into waves.

This next social story was made because…well… I bet you can ALL relate to this one!


This social story is probably not rated G. But, Dash got his name from his reputation of dashing away, with lightening speed. So it was imperative that we put some fear in his fearless style.  By the time this graphic story was created, Dash had run off into the street many times, and he had actually run away as well (he was 4 years old!)  He did not “get it” about how hurt he could get, since with all the stunts he pulls, he never gets hurt!  So we needed to be very blunt with him and try to give him a visual of what could happen.  It is very hard to give a child with autism a visual that they have not already experienced and put in their own memory bank of photos!!! This did seem to make an impression on him though, thank God! And now he has doubled his age and is still with us with no ER visits!

Stay out of the street!

New Identities

I have been tossing about the idea for a while, and now have come to the conclusion that it is time to change the names of the people involved in my posts. Since the twins have started school, and more and more people have contact with them that I do not know, I want to make sure they are safe. I want to protect them from strangers knowing who they are because of my blog. So, they are being given a new identity throughout my blog and over time I will have previous posts edited to reflect their new names.

So without further adieu , I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Mr. Incredible, and my kids: Dash, Princess Buttercup and Sketch.  I think this picture best illustrates who we really are:

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