Schedules & Visual Supports

Example of a picture based schedule labeled "Things I can do at Home"

From the Illinois Autism Partnership & Easter Seals Illinois. Examples of daily schedules, token boards, and more visual supports.

Example daily schedule with pictures and text such as wake up, brush teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast, read 30 minutes, exercise 30 minutes. From Affirm UNC.

AFFIRM from the University of North Carolina offers 7 strategies for support during these uncertain times. Examples and visuals available to download.

A clip art of a blank calendar with a blue square filled in on the 14th day

A blog from the National Fragile X Foundation with links to additional resources

Graph paper with the heading "to do list". Then a list of bullet point numbers one through five. A pen is in the right corner of the picture.

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.

a piece of graph paper with three emojis written in a column on the left hand side. The emojis from top to bottom are happy, okay, sad. There is a checkmark next to happy.

A resource from the University of Florida that provides information and videos on visual supports, schedules, choice boards, how to say no, and more.