TheAutismShop's Shop Policies
Welcome to The Autism Shop on Etsy! This is the place to get all of your child's visual aids. All of our products have been designed for the child who is a visual learner. Most items can be customized or modified upon request at no additional charge. But if you need additional pages, or a custom story, I can do that too. Please send me an Etsy message about your child's specific issue and I will help you design and co-write your child's special social story. (Read more in my Shop Policies under Additional Information)
Payment is required at the the time of purchase with PayPal or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Esty gift card.
Items are shipped USPS and are shipped within 5 days of payment received. Orders that are CUSTOM made or modified can take 5-10 business days before it's ready to ship, depending on the current case load. But rest assured, the extra wait will be worth it. Your child will have a customized item to suit their communication needs.
I do always combine shipping the first item is full price shipping and the second item is less than 1/2 of the and depends on weight. If ever the actual shipping cost is more than $3 over, I will adjust the overage back to the buyer. This includes US, CAN, and INT'L orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are customized and made to order and therefore are not eligible for return.
Additional Policies and FAQs
~~~~Can I get a social story customized to fit my child's specific situation?~~~~
Yes! If you find a story that fits your child or 'sort of' fits your child but need to make sure a specific issue is address, or something needs to be worded a certain way... PLEASE let me know. I am happy to make these minor changes at NO EXTRA charge.
~~~~How do I know what your social story says?~~~~
Easy! Just take a few moments to look at the listing. Then take a look at the photos. The photos are clear enough that you can read about half (or more sometimes) of the social story and get the feel of what it is about, maybe how it could be changed a bit to fit your child's circumstance, and if the book is either too old or too young for your child (this can be changed too!).
~~~~Will you write a social story for my child?~~~~
Sure, BUT... You must know that I will NEED your input. You have to be able to give specifics about the issue/topic. I can't write a story if you say, "My child is afraid of green beans." or "Can you tell my kid how to play soccer?" What I will need to know from you is EXACTLY (or as much as you can surmise) what the problem is:
1) WHAT the issue is that your child is facing (i.e. hitting others, won't try new foods, moving to another house, etc.) Then I will need to know...
2) WHY is this a concern (i.e. teachers are getting frustrated, need to prepare for an event, etc.) Then I would like you to tell me...
3) WHAT positive spin (or solution) do you want to give to your child (i.e. when you are frustrated instead of hitting others you will... go to your happy place, take a break, tell a teacher.)
A GREAT CUSTOM SOCIAL STORY HAS A LOT OF PARENTAL AND/OR TEACHER INPUT. I will be here to help guide and word things to get it right for your child. I can offer suggestions to help you develop your story and put it into words and pictures for your child.
~~~~HOW MUCH DOES A COMPLETE CUSTOM SOCIAL STORY COST?~~~~
In most cases a custom social story will be $20-$25 depending on the number of pages. It's really very reasonable.
Last Updated January 9, 2015