Right after Alex was diagnosed with autism someone suggest I start doing a picture schedule with him. I thought to myself, we really don't have a schedule so I doubt that is going to help any. Boy was I wrong!!! I figured one day I would give it a try and just made a very simple one for bedtime using clip art. All it had on it was clip art and a few words (that way if he was with his grandparents or someone they could use it with him too). All I can say is WOW!!! The first night we used it was the first night he went to bed without a fight. I was so amazed that I decided to try to come up with a way to make a more in depth schedule for him. First thing was that the pictures were going to have to be removable since we don't do the same thing in the same order everyday. Second was it had to be something he could use, eventually on his own. Here is how I did his.....
What you will need:
-A board (even a big piece of cardboard will work). I got a 12 in x 16 in canvas panal from a craft store.
-Velcro cut into smaller pieces
-pictures (either real pictures or clip art, or pecs)
-and a permanent marker
Start by making seven sections on your board, one for every day of the week, its better to make the sections vertical and add in about 5 velcro pieces underneath. Here is what mine ended up looking like...