ATN/AIR-P Visual Supports and Autism

Visual supports can be a very effective way for children and adults with autism to communicate.

This tool kit provides a step-by-step, easy-to-understand introduction to visual supports and the ways that parents and other caregivers can begin using them.

The kit includes:

Types of visual supports
Practical examples of how to begin integrating visual supports into a child’s daily routines
Actual visual supports for parents to print, cut out and use
Links to resources that provide more detailed information

This tool kit is a result of on-going activities of the ATN and was developed with the support of a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to Vanderbilt University.

Download our one-page overview on visual supports for quick tips you can use at home.

First Then Board


Visual Schedules

"These materials are the product of on-going activities of the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, a funded program of Autism Speaks. It is supported by cooperative agreement UA3 MC 11054 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Research Program to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS, or Autism Speaks."

Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.

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