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Happy 4th of July!

Earlybird's Routine Cards

So here's what I'm doing with those new cork tiles ...

Task cards 1

Routine is good for all of us ... we talk here a lot about our household and personal routines, and how much they help us keep on track. There's a lot that can, and must, happen in a given day and it can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially so for a child with autism. So I decided to use this space as a place for posting Earlybird's routines. My hope is this card system helps him with the concepts of time, patience, independence and responsibility. :)

So the four tiles are divided by time of day: morning, noontime, afternoon and evening ...

Task cards 2

Each timeframe holds six routine cards, and on the front of each card is an action - something that EB needs to do, or gets to do, at that time of day. I've listed his routine cards at the bottom of this post, but generally speaking, these are just simple everyday things.

And as EB completes a card, I just flip it around ...

Task cards 3


I just put the cards up this morning, and so far EB seems pretty amenable. My initial plan for these cork tiles was to use them for displaying subject-related matter, but we'll see how this goes. I'll most likely change things up come September.

Here's what I wrote on the 24 routine cards:


wash and brush


make bed

feed cats


computer time



help with dishes



read with Mom



bring in newspaper/mail

clean up toys

snack/read on own

journal with mom

computer time

help make supper



wash and brush


prayers with Mom

read with Dad

say goodnights/go to sleep!


So I'll let you know how it goes! As of this moment (1:10 p.m.) we've just turned two more cards on the "noontime" tile .. and EB was the one who remembered!

Well, I hope you're all having a good week - and it's a holiday week at that! Any big plans for tomorrow?

Whatever you do and wherever you go, I hope you all stay safe and happy!

See you again very soon ...