Todaywe have a guest blog postfrom a special education teacher of over 20 years.Pam has implemented visual schedulesinto her classroom to help aid her students withAutism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). Learn ways to use visual schedules and visual timers to support your child or student withAutism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Diane Twachtman-Cullen is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders. Read why Time Timer is her ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to visual support for students with ASD and ways to utilize it.
Today we feature an interview with a long-time Time Timer fan, Terri. Terri shares her storyaboutbecoming involved in the Autismcommunity after her son Bayley’s diagnosis.She shares advice and how Bayley’s diagnosis changed their lives for the better
Learn about the strengths of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through theviewpointof special education teachers. This blog post is one of many from experts during Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.
Students with cognitive disabilities often face challenges related to independent functioning.Structured work systemscan help students develop independent functioning skills.Theyare agreat way for parents to add structureduring the summer monthsand toenhance a teacher’s classroom routine once school is in session again.
This year, Autism Awareness Month looks a little different. Because of the current school closures, schedule changes, and the unknowns, there is growing anxiety. This can be especially difficult for families with children with autism. As we wrap up Autism Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some tools that may help with the anxiety that has come along with this uncertaintime.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Time Timer, along with a group of companies that create sensory tools for individuals with autism, curated the Nine Notable Sensory Essentials to help individuals (and, especially, children) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) navigate everyday life without sensory overload. Autism currently affects one in 59 children in the U.S. and their families.
To read more about these and explore these nineproducts, click the image below.
Sensory Activities for At-Home
Because of school closures and the change in your learning environment, you may need sensory activities and exercises for your children at home. Here are some videos we found that we thought families would enjoy and can do together!
The first one is an exercise sensory activity that you can do on a nice day in your driveway, down the sidewalk, or street (but be careful and watch for cars)!
The second video is a sensory activity you can make with supplies found around the house! This one focuses on practicing numbers and letters butcan be used for anything.
There are so many more to explore on Youtubeif you are looking for activities to do with your child at home!
If you are looking for more resources during this time of unknowns, theAutism Society has a page designed specifically for that. They have created toolkits for families by topic. You can find educational, mental health, lifestyle, and so many more resources. You can access all this information at this link https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/.
Time Timer is Here to Help Ease Anxieties
As long as we have the ability to distribute products, and as long as kids are at home, we are offering structure, peace of mind, and free shipping on all orders within the United States. We would love to help you and your child during this time.
In addition to the free shipping, we are offering 20% off all products on our website. All you have to do is purchase from TimeTimer.com and use the code HOME2020. For a limited time. Retail Only. Valid in the US only.
Also, to further help families at home, the Time Timer apps for iOS and Android(available on the Apple Store and Google Play)are free of cost. This can give you an instant visual timer to help regulate routines, schedules, and ease transitions in the home. We are here to help.
It is the beginning of Autism Awareness Month! Because of school closures,Autism Awareness Month is especially important this year.Today we will share ways that you are able to offer support to a family with a child with Autism.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Time Timer, along with a group of companies that create sensory tools for individuals with autism, curated the Nine Notable Sensory Essentials to help individuals (and, especially, children) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) navigate everyday life without sensory overload.
Terri found Time Timer when she was searching for ways to help her son, Bayley, in his daily life. Bayley is on the autism spectrum and can have difficulty transitioning from one activity to the next. So, when Terri discovered the remarkably simple Time Timer (when Bayley was just 4 years old), she imagined all of the ways it could improve his life.
Every community includes people who have disabilities, and you may find yourself wanting to get involved. But how can you make a difference? And encourage your community to be more inclusive? We have four ideas for supporting people with disabilities, and we think you’ll build some new relationships in the process.
EZPZ, one of Time Timer®'s partners in the Essential Eight Sensory Tools campaign, offers great advice on how to use the tools at mealtime if you have a child with Autism in this blog that also appears in their website.