Going to the cinema or any new environment can be challenging for some people with autism and preparation is very important.One way to prepare is by using a Social Story.
Social stories are used to describe what is going to happen so people know what to expect and how to behave.
Write your own social story
You can download and personalise the Social Story templates below
and use it to plan your trip to the cinema.
Cineworld Social Story template
ODEON Social Story template
Showcase Social Story template
Vue Social Story
We have included space for you to make this template personal to an individual and the cinema you are visiting. The person using the Social Story may prefer symbols rather than photos. Everyone is different!
If you would like to share your story with others please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Read a social story
Social Story for ODEON Trafford Centre is a guide to get you started, and was written by mum, Lynn Williams, in preparation for a trip to see Mr Popper's Penguins we hope that you find it useful.