The New York Times visited TAOTS to talk to our staff, and see first hand how our ASD Nest program works for this feature on the New York City Department of Educations evolving programming to serve the needs of autistic children. Please read the article here!
Individual schedules can be used to encourage independence and to reduce anxiety. Children who have an aversion to transitions can also find schedules helpful, especially if they are moving from a highly preferred activity to something that they may not prefer.
In ASD Nest, the cluster teachers use a variety of schedules tailored to meet the individual needs of our students. These schedules may also be helpful at home, especially if there will be a change in routine.
Below is a sample of a general schedule that is used by the ASD Nest Cluster teachers.