“Buffering” Metaphor – Free Illustrated PowerPoint to help children with autism to understand interrupting

Children with autism and the problem of interrupting

Children with autism spectrum disorder often struggle to understand how to interrupt other people in a tactful manner. Children with ASD’s may have strong interests they feel compelled to share.  They may find it very hard to interpret the social cues that indicate that another person [...]

Puzzle Piece Drawing Sheets: Cooperative Social Skills Activity for Children on the Autism Spectrum (and others)

Puzzle drawing sheets – a cooperative social skills activity for children with (and without) autism

In this blog post you can download puzzle piece drawing sheets that set up a variety of great activities for your group or class.

CLICK HERE – Puzzle Piece Drawing Activity Free Download (2)

In this engaging [...]

Using "Screens" in Counseling & Social Skills Teaching - Visual Tutorial and Free PowerPoints


“Fix The Problem” Social Skills Game – Free Download

Here are 3 or the 40 Face Cards provided in this game kit. You download, print and cut them out.

You, the adult, read these scenarios aloud, while the children you are working with try to “fix the problem.”


You give out this game money to encourage participation. This game is fun but talking [...]

Green Zone Picture Card Activity - Free Social Skills Game for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Green Zone Picture Card Social Skills Game – a free download


Children on the autism spectrum often struggle to discern the interests of other people and to take these interests into account in conversation.  This social skills game employs a powerful, picture-based strategy I would like you to try out.  I would then encourage [...]

Free Paper Fortune Tellers: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Games for Counseling and Classroom

To download the PDF files for these three paper fortune tellers, click on the RED link right below here:
CBT Paper Fortune Tellers for Anxiety & Other Issues
Helping children to work on upsetting emotions using a cognitive behavioral therapy game activities

Many young people have persistent problems with anxiety, sadness, anger and other upsetting emotions.  [...]

The How Interesting Is It? kit - conversation social skills activities for children with ASD

Here is part of the How Interesting Is It? kit. The child moves the chip from one category to the next based on his assessment of how interesting a topic is to another person.


A set of social skills learning materials to help teach what conversation topics tend to score “likes” with peers

Children with autism [...]

“Groupworld”: An Imagination Cooperation Activity for kids with Autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity for teaching cooperation skills.  I give you free downloads to set it up.

Groupworld Download
Imagination, cooperation, and children with high functioning autism

Here is a fun, challenging activity to promote group cooperation skills.  It is derived from an idea I found in a book years ago (see next page).  I have provided you with [...]

Christmas social skills paper fortune teller for kids with ASD (and other kids as well)



Giving compliments is a very important skill during the holidays.

Here is a something quick to make to help children with autism (and other children) to practice.

Here is the download.  Some commentary, photos and links to other resources on giving compliments are given below.

Click here: Christmas Social Skills Paper Fortune Teller – Download
6 Other [...]