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Free Printable Daily Schedule for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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Many children on the autism spectrum benefit from routines and structure. But how do we, as parents, provide this structure for them? It’s really easier than you think when you use free visual printables for autism.

In fact, all it takes is a little bit of repetition and you’ll have created a functional daily routine and schedule for your child in no time at all. Still confused as to the how and the why? Or maybe you just want to start simple?

I’ve got you covered there too with my free printable daily schedule for autism– designed to help you with setting up a functional routine at home.

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Why use a daily routine schedule printable?

Sweet B, because of her autism, is a very visual person.

We use visual schedules for her at home and she also uses them at school. Additionally, she uses PECS (the Picture Exchange Communication System) to communicate at both home and school. Because of this I wanted to try out a new visual schedule for her, in hopes that we would be able to begin using that one at home instead.

Thus, the daily routine printable that you see here was created! This was one of the first printable packs that I created and remains one of my favorites.

Visual schedules are so important for my non-verbal daughter. So I have made it a goal, here at Kori at Home, to make and share free printables for autistic children to help fellow moms, caregivers, and educators. It ties in to the main mission and vision for what I do. 

My friend Kim over at Natural Beach Living also has an amazing resource for daily visual schedules for kids.

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If you're looking to support your autistic child at home or have a pre-reader who needs assistance with their routine, these free daily routine schedule cards are for you! Download your copy today at Just Another Mom

After stumbling on Edu-Clips, I knew I was set.

The variety in the set was just what I was looking for and I figured that if I just printed in black and white, we would be okay. We’re still making the transition over to this schedule as she was used to a different one, but the transition is going mostly okay.

When it comes to starting a daily schedule for autistic children, sometimes you’ll want to start simple and build from there.

Can I use this as a daily routine for a 9 year old?

This schedule was meant to be adapted for any age. It can be used for a pre-reader or for a child who is looking to increase their independence. So yes, I would say with some modification and repetition that yes you can use this for a 9 year old. 

In fact, I think using this for a 9 year old greatly helps to increase their independence in creating a routine that works best for them. It helps to take the chaos out of the morning, after-school, and evening portions of their day. Combined with other elements of my free Visual Schedule toolkit (download below), you can combine more parts to create a routine. 

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Can I use this as a daily schedule for kids at home?

Absolutely yes! That’s really what it was designed for in the first place. The morning routine cards are better suited for children who are already in school. Though with the preschool day or homeschool schedule (which you can find in the Visual Schedule toolkit), you can easily swap out and replace those elements as well.

And even though this says it’s for Autism, you could also use this with a non-reader or any child who thrives with visual schedules.

You can also use this as a visual schedule for a toddler or preschooler. 

The main point of it was just to have a starting point for creating and implementing visual schedules.

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What’s inside the Daily Routine Printable

The printable pack includes:

* Morning chart, evening chart, blank chart, and routine cards. Also included are suggestions for use outside of a visual schedule.

* By downloading this printable, you are agreeing to my Terms of Use

* I would love to know what you think if you’ve downloaded this set!

* If you have suggestions for future printable packs, please let me know! I’m open to suggestions.

To get started with visual schedules, download the Autism Family Life Toolkit for Parents of Autistic Children


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What’s inside the Visual Schedule Toolkit:

Be on the lookout for a brand new version coming out soon! And if you simply cannot wait that long, I also have a Personal Schedule printable pack for sale in my shop! This printable packs takes the best of my printable schedule concepts and adds on.

Looking for more transition aids? Be sure to check out these simple transitional strategies for autistic kids.

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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Jane Ritz
Jane Ritz
6 years ago

I used to teach Special Ed. I had several children within the Autism spectrum. It is essential that they know their routine. I used a print out sheet, such as this and laminated it. I made icons they could remove as they began a new routine. The kids always knew what was next.

Yvette Figueroa
6 years ago

My son also has autism and if he veers off schedule it throws off everything. This is an awesome idea.

Heather Bridson
Heather Bridson
6 years ago

Such a great idea! I babysit for a few kids, and a couple are autistic, This could make their routine so much easier!

Stasia Nielsen
6 years ago

Loved this practical article! I have a daughter with autism and SPD. I will be sure to share this one. God bless you.

6 years ago

I love this! I’ve been looking for something like this for my 12 year old with Asperger’s. Thank you for doing this.

6 years ago

Thank you for the schedule cards! This should help with making things a little more organized. I would like to also suggest adding playtime! I do try to fit playtime into my child’s schedule on certain days and also homework time. Some days when homework is done I try to fit playtime or try to balance out the two.

5 years ago

Thank you so much Kori for making these great printables available! My son loves them!

5 years ago

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Nina Devine
Nina Devine
4 years ago

Could this calendar be made for a child with type 1. Diabetes!

3 years ago

These cards have helped us so much over the last year! Thank you!

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