Peace of Mind for a person with Autism

Help with the daily routine; increase self reliance

A person diagnosed with Autism, ADHD or PDD-Nos often benefits greatly from daily structure and predictability. By providing a clear visual overview of daily activities you can reduce stress and anxiety.

Provide this predictability by making the daily routine visual! Use our planner and app to provide a clear overview of the daily activities and tasks using pictures, countdown timers, speech and alarm notifications.

We know from experience how a clear visual schedule can reduce stress and bring peace-of-mind!

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Who can use visual routines?

The use of visual routines and schedules are especially suited for people with Autism. From research the following advantages were found:

  • It uses visual strengths and therefore provides a receptive communication system to increase understanding
  • It helps the individual to learn new things and broaden their interests
  • Increases the individuals flexibility
  • Helps remain calm and reduces inappropriate behaviors
  • Helps the individual to develop independence and self-esteem

Structure and predictability

There has been a lot of research on Autism and related disorders PDD-Nos and ADHD in the past years. Children and adults with Autism have a great need for structure and safety. Sudden changes can seem threatening and cause stress and behavioral problems.

To provide this safety it is important to avoid unexpected activities, make sure of a good preparation and to anticipate and announce changes in advance.

In school or work situations it is important to provide short and clear instructions. Repetition of specific actions is important to keep learning.

Less stress in a family

Children with Autism often have difficulty to structure their live and daily activities. The sometimes have difficulty to give meaning to what they experience. A day can be full with separate incentives.

This is why providing structured activities to a child with Autism is especially important. The child feels more safe and at ease which also relieves the parents or caretakers.

With a concrete schedule you provide structure and predictability. A child can, by following clear pictures and descriptions, recognize the order and importance of daily activities. This reduces stress during day-to-day tasks which could lowers tension, aggression and other behavioral problems.

Of course every child is different, this is why it is important to test different approaches!

For older children and adults

Clear visual schedules can benefit all people who need help with keep track of activities or help with a sense of time!

With the schedule available on a mobile phone a person can always have a option to fallback on. By using countdown timers, alarm notifications and speech no activities are skipped. An mobile phone can also provide a discrete schedule to check when necessary.

We know for sure there are a lot of situations where visual scheduling, and thus AutiPlan, can help. It is worth a try!

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What is autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development, present from early childhood. Anything that people with autism see, hear, smell, etc. is processed in a different way. This gives a person with Autism a different mix of strengths and weaknesses.

Often people with Autism have an extremely good eye for detail. They are often straightforward and analytic, but can have trouble keeping overview.

People with Autism see the world with less coherent and consistency, they see mostly separate details. This is why they can have trouble understanding what is happening around them.

What are visual schedules?

Visual schedules often use images, symbols and photos to better communicate a task or activity. They are already widely used in different forms, for example on physical wall mounted boards or planners. The wide availability of smartphones and modern tablets makes it possible to make the visual schedule interactive with:

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