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Activities of Daily Living

First-Then Board

First- Then Board:

Should you choose to implement this a home, you may print this image out (

You may print out images to place on the board in each box, write with pencil, or you could even laminate it and write with dry erase marker!

To use during transitions form preferred to non-preferred tasks, be sure to verbally state “first ____, then ___).

Visual Schedule

Visual Schedule:

Similar to the first- then board instructions for use, you may assist or have ___ check off each task with pencil, OR laminate and check off with a dry erase marker.

Here is a blank template should you develop a visual schedule for future tasks: or

Task Analysis: PDF Link

Tooth Brushing

If your child is unable to attend your families dental office, Autism Ontario has a list of sensory friendly centers across the province. See below:

Autism Ontario- search "Dentist":

Autism Ontario- Pediatric Dentist:

Autism Speaks Dental Guide:

Autism Speaks Preparing for the Dentist:

Autism Speaks Dental Tool Kit:

Task Analysis for Tooth Brushing:

Toilet Training

Please review the following links for information on toilet training:

Visual Schedule: Should you choose to implement this at home for toilet training you may print this image out:

ErinoakKids often offers a free, virtual "Toilet Learning Virtual Workshop". See their events calendar for future dates:

ErinoakKids - Event Calendar

Bathroom Checklist: PDF Link

Toilet Training Schedule: PDF Link

Toilet Training and ASD: PDF Link

Toilet Routine Strips: PDF Link

Bathroom Visuals: PDF Link

Bathroom Social: PDF Link


When teaching a new skill, consistency is your best friend when striving for success! To encourage a sleep routine, I would suggest solidifying a visual schedule night routine. In your night routine, it may be of benefit to introduce some form of physical activity, before starting to decompress for the evening. This may be a walk around the block, going to the park, following a dance along video on YouTube, etc! Please see below for all resources:

Erinoak Kids Webinar on Sleep: ErinoakKids - Sleep Solutions Virtual Workshop

Autism Speaks- Sleep Tool Kit:

Consider sensory needs: Lavender pillow spray, Galaxy ceiling night lights, white noise or water sounds, sleep tents, etc.

Sleep Strategies for Teens: PDF Link

Strategies to Improve Sleep: PDF Link

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