Self-Regulation Autism Lesson Plans w Social Stories for Schedule Changes

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Perfect for those students that have a difficult time with changes to their daily routine. This resource has helped tremendously. I highly recommend it! :)


Are you looking for engaging and meaningful tools to help your students with self regulation? This behavioral toolkit is designed to help you use visual schedules to teach coping strategies to students who struggle with changes to the daily schedule or routine. This toolkit provides everything you will need to help your students learn to be more flexible using a visual schedule.  

Many students with autism spectrum disorder or other emotional disabilities become frustrated or stressed when the daily routine is disrupted or the schedule changes. Using these self regulation social stories and Autism lesson plans will help your students overcome these challenges. 

Included with these Autism Lesson Plans for schedule changes:

  • 15-minute tutorial video on the TpT platform (with burned-in captions for accessibility) will walk you through the steps of using the strategies and teaching students how to use the coping strategies and how to be flexible with their schedule
  • A social story on changes in the schedule in PDF and PowerPoint format.  The PowerPoint format can be used in Google Slides or PowerPoint to add pictures to the blank page as needed.
  • 8 positive self talk statement cards, each with and without picture cues. 
  • 1 positive self talk card that can be created with the student using a phrase bank
  • A change alert board that can be used with the class or with individual students to show them what is changing and what is replacing it. 
  • Change alert cards-3 varieties of smaller cards that can be used to cue students that a change has happened with their schedule and remind them of positive coping strategies to use
  • Breathing and relaxation visual cues including square breathing and a relaxation sequence and deep breathing cues
  • 2 self-graphing rating scales for data collection and analysis

With the video tutorial and steps in this toolkit, along with the visual schedule supports, social stories and tools, you can help reduce your students' anxiety and stress around rigid thinking, increase flexible thinking and improve healthy coping strategies and self regulation. In addition, these strategies can help reduce challenging behavior as part of positive behavioral support plans.

❤️You will LOVE the printable tools that come with this kit. They will help your students learn how to self-regulate and be more flexible with changes in routines.  

❤️Your students will LOVE the social stories that are included! They will also learn to use a positive self-talk strategy with pre-made self-talk statement cards to help them remember to use the strategy when they begin to get upset.  

✅ See the preview for examples of each of the tools included with these Autism lesson plans!

What are teachers saying about these self regulation resources? 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is great for my students! It is great for my students that struggle when their special for the day changes. The change alert and schedule change cards are great visuals for my students. The social story does a nice job explaining in simple but engaging.” - Heather S.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A must for explaining changes to any children.” - Alba C.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Perfect for those students that have a difficult time with changes to their daily routine. This resource has helped tremendously. I highly recommend it! :)” - Casey C.

If you are a member of the Special Educator Academy, do not purchase this as it is included as part of your membership materials.

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