Free Visual Support:Important Times (PDF)
Enhancing predictability for individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum helps to alleviate the experience of unnecessary stress and anxiety. This simple visual support, Important Times, helps a student to understand the flow of their daily schedule, while also providing an opportunity to practice telling time. These clocks can be used to create a bulletin board for the whole class to reference throughout the school day or to provide an individual with a personalized visual support. There are 5 large clocks- 4 that are labeled with generally recognized Important Times and 1 blank clock to allow for individualization. A single sheet containing the 4 pre-labeled clocks which can be easily used to support an individual student is also included as part of the downloadable file. Clock faces can be filled in by staff in advance or they can be completed by students using laminated copies and dry erase markers as part of an academic lesson. Space is provided for both analogue and digital time. The video contains a brief description of the support and possibilities for modifications.