Students with autism respond well to structure. It provides them with a safe and predictable environment that increases their understanding and ability to succeed.
The use of visual tools, such as visual schedules, people locators, labels, social stories, and reminder cards, are all necessary for the child with ASD to navigate through the school day with as little stress as possible. Using visual tools helps the child process and understand the "what, when, where, and why" of their day. By providing visual tools for the child with ASD, you can eliminate a lot of the challenging behaviors associated with ASD.