Visual Supports


    Visual Supports are any tool presented visually that supports an individual as he or she moves through the day and are applicable to many skill domains.  Visual supports might include, but are not limited to, pictures, written words, objects within the environment, arrangement of the environment or visual boundaries, schedule, maps, labels, organizational systems, timelines, and scripts.  They are used across settings to support individuals with ASD.


    Check out the Visual Supports for Students with Autism prepared by EUPISD staff as part of the START initiative.  Examples of visual schedules, If/Then boards, and Break cards are illustrated in this user friendly document


    Other resources:


    • The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) Programs developed numerous Autism Internet Modules (AIM).  Click here to create a free account to view the Visual Supports Module.
    • Visual Supports Power Point