Birthday Party Visual Picture
Schedule Example

Here is a birthday party visual picture schedule used by our loved one with autism. This visual cue is quite practical as it serves many purposes: it tells the other children with autism what will happen at the party, first then next – all the way to the end of the festivities, and allows the party guests to choose certain activities. It's useful for both young and older party goers.

If I can't picture it.
I can't understand it.

Albert Einstein




Autism_Child Birthday Party Photo




Row 1: This birthday party visual picture schedule tells the party guests that lunch is the first activity at the party, and offers the children a choice for lunch.

Row 2: This visual cue tells the party guests that there is a clown. Some children are uncomfortable with clowns and may need to know in advance.

Row 3: This birthday party visual picture schedule tells the party guests that the main event is a puppet show.

Row 4: This visual cue tells the party guests when it is free time, and later offers a choice to go into the pool, or play at the playground.

Row 5: This visual strategy tells when it is time to break open the pinata. Toys of everyone!

Row 6: It’s time to cut the cake and sing... Happy Birthday to You!


The birthday party visual picture schedule example is laminated on a sheet of 8 ½ x 11 sheet of construction paper and is sturdy enough to use as a placemat on the party table so that the children could look at it, hold it and refer to the schedule as needed.



If I can't picture it.
I can't understand it.

Albert Einstein



Our young party guests had fun, and transitioned easily from one activity to the next. The children with autism who were non-verbal were happy to point to indicate their own choices.





Practical Visual Picture
Schedule Resources



View another sample like our birthday party visual picture schedule used for our loved one before having oral surgery and dental anesthesia.

Also see our example of a visual classroom schedule used for our family member with autism.

The PAC kit is a downloadable daily Planner, Agenda and Calendar especially designed to help disorganized students get organized with their homework, notes and assignments from school to home and back again.



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