Schedules & Visual Supports
From the Illinois Autism Partnership & Easter Seals Illinois. Examples of daily schedules, token boards, and more visual supports.
AFFIRM from the University of North Carolina offers 7 strategies for support during these uncertain times. Examples and visuals available to download.
Made by a special education teacher for her students. An example of a sample daily schedule.
Created by Easterseals as a resource for families to help explain all of these changes to their children during this time of uncertainty.
All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are facing now with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Coping with the unknown and navigating school closures, abrupt changes in routines, loss of connections with teachers and friends, and fear around contracting the virus- are burdens for all, and caregivers play an important role in helping children and young adults understand the changes and process their related feelings. Individuals with autism may need additional support to process the news and adapt to the many changes. This population may face additional challenges related to comprehension, communication, difficulty understanding abstract language, an insistence on sameness, and a greater likelihood of anxiety and depression—all of which may be exacerbated during this stressful period.