"What to Expect on the Fourth of July" Social Story

The social story "What to Expect on the Fourth of July" not only lets learners with autism know what to expect on this very American holiday, but also explains what behaviors are appropriate when at a fireworks display or picnic.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Print and laminate the slides, or load the pages onto a computer or tablet
  • Introduce only one or two pages of the story at a time to reduce stress
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource begins with an ad for materials for purchase; however, no purchase is necessary to utilize the resource
  • The second in a two-part series of Fourth of July-themed materials
Pros

  • The presentation includes a warning to learners with autism that fireworks are very loud
  • Only one concept is presented on each page
  • All the pages use the same pink background
Cons

  • None