Yesterday, one of the wonderful special education teachers I work with shared this wonderful website called ToonDoo. This site is GREAT and FREE! I have had so much fun playing around with it for the last couple minutes...okay hours. It's basically a site to create your own comic strips. But, for us SLPs, it is a great site to create social stories, sequencing activities, and even retelling/narrative activities. Not only is it great for us to make materials, but it is a great (and fun) tool for the kids to engage in!
This is a screenshot of a social story I had worked on:
This website is great because you can pick from a high range of characters, change their facial expression and their posture. You can also pick from different backgrounds, props, and speech bubbles. One of the features I like most is that you can put your own pictures in there! So instead of having a cartoon depict a social story, you can add a picture of the actual student! They also have different cartoon strip formats, this is just an example of the four box plot.
You can also create your own characters. Below I have made my husband doing the Blue Steele look.
You do have to register to use the site, but no fee! So check it out!