A visual schedule is a set of pictures that communicates a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity.
It shows an individual on the autism spectrum what activities will occur, and in what sequence.
A schedule can be created using photographs, pictures,written words, physical objects or any combination of these items.
Schedules can be put into notebooks, onto a wall or schedule board or onto a computer.
Most visual schedules are introduced with adult guidance that gradually decreases with time. Eventually, the individual with autism may learn to create their own schedules.