Free visual supports for caregivers of students with special needs


If, because of the COVID-19 crisis, you are acting as a teacher to your or another’s child, particularly a child with special needs, many kudos to you! These are trying times, and you deserve all the support the world can offer.

If you haven’t tried them yet, check out the free home supports for caregivers provided by STAR Autism Support at
These templates and icons, put in an easy-to-understand comic-strip format, help you illustrate many routines, including transitions from one activity to the next, self-care, morning and bedtime, computer/Internet safety, mealtime, social skills, and more. “First-Then” and “First-Then-Next” templates are also provided.


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