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 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 to make and share free printables for autistic children to help fellow moms, caregivers, and educators.
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.
I may have another version available soon, but that will depend on time and need. I do enjoy creating these printable resources, especially for parents of children on the autism spectrum.
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 and with some adaptations, use it as a daily routine printable for a 9 year old.
Updates will be coming in November to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of this printable pack. New additions will include:
- school day items
- updated/alternate picture images
- clocks (digital and analog)
The printable pack includes:
* Morning chart, evening chart, blank chart, and routine cards. Also included are suggestions for 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.
If you are looking to build a more complete system, don’t forget to check out:
- Bedtime Routine Chart and Cards
- My Homeschool/School Day
- Managing My Feelings
- My Preschool/PreK Day
- Mealtime Choices
- What to Wear Today
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.