This visual support can be used with any student, although students with autism can particularly benefit from it's use. After you have assembled the key ring, the emotion will be on one side of the ring and the strategies will be on the other side. The student can find the emotion that they feel, turn the ring over, and pick a strategy. For example, if they are feeling bored, they should find "bored" on the key ring. Next, they should turn the ring over and choose a strategy, like "chair push ups".
To assemble the 3" X 3" key ring, print both pages. Then, cut out the emotions and the strategies, but leave the strategies as a set of four. You will glue the strategies to the back of the corresponding emotion. Then, laminate the cards. After they are laminated and cut out again, take a hole punch and punch a hole in the top left corner of each emotion. Finish up making the visual support by putting a key ring through the hole.
You can make one of these for each student that needs it. Teach the student how to use the key ring by going over each emotion and role playing the different strategies.