This project will conduct a rigorous experimental study of the 'Animated Visual Supports for Social Skills' (AViSSS) for students with autism spectrum disorder, grades six through nine, to improve their social skill development. AViSSS is a virtual 3D environment, and as students interact in the virtual environment, AViSSS presents them with various situations and possible responses. Each response delivers a different simulated result, along with an explanation of the choice. The overall goal is to help students with disabilities meet the challenges of improving their social skill development for enhanced access to content-based instruction and the general education curriculum. Activities of this project include: (a) recruiting students for the study; (b) evaluating students using both quantitative and qualitative measures; (c) conducting the research in classrooms in both Ohio and Kansas; (d) comparing AViSSS to traditional social narratives using text and 2D visuals; and (e) establishing relationships with education publishers in an effort to disseminate AViSSS to as many classrooms as possible.