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What are Visual Supports?
Visual Supports are tools that are used to increase the understanding of language, environmental expectations, and to provide structure and support for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those who have developmental disabilities (DD). They are helpful in explaining social interactions, daily transitions from one activity to another and can facilitate adaptation to new situations. Visual supports are helpful when an individual has difficulty understanding social cues, has trouble following spoken instructions, or is anxious or acts out when presented with surprising or unfamiliar situations. Families who use visual supports have reported decreases in challenging behaviors and increased compliance and independence. More on Visual Supports
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