Beechwood Cemetery Social Story

Social stories are valuable tools in supporting the development of social and emotional skills in neurodiverse people. They are brief stories that describe social situations or interactions, breaking down complex scenarios into simple, clear steps that people can understand. Social stories can be used to support people with understanding emotions, learning new skills, navigating complex social challenges, problem-solving, and adjusting to life changes and transitions.

Social stories can be particularly beneficial for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as with other developmental disorders and mental health conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability, Anxiety, and Learning Disabilities.

Neurodiverse people can have unique challenges in their day-to-day functioning. Skills that neurotypical people may develop naturally may be very effortful for neurodiverse people, and this is where social stories can be helpful. These tools are used to break down complex social situations and learnings into simple steps, to guide neurodiverse people when visiting Beechwood.

Beechwood Cemetery is dedicated to supporting our families and developed this guide as a helpful tool.