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Multilingual/Spanish Communication Boards

Daily Living


How do I Find a list of useful links, showing techniques for performing basic living skills. Some are descriptions with pictures, others are videos.

Visual supports for 11 basic self-care and household activities. Small fee applies.

Hygiene and cleaning schedule, and how-to guideThis basic checklist, put together by AHP, can be used by individuals to maintain basic hygiene, and a clean kitchen and bath. It includes a list of basic supplies. It may be useful to individuals, families, and property managers.

Functional Planning System  An app that illustrates the user's entire day and prompt them through the completion of daily activities with step-by-step videos. Fees apply.

Everyday Life Tutorials Free online games help you practice cooking, money, employment, and other daily living skills.

Six helpful apps for cleaning your disgusting house These apps let you schedule and organize household chores, and send helpful reminders.

8 Great Apps for Daily Living Lots of variety here: everything from a picture scheduler and a shopping list generator to a med scheduler and an OCD symptom manager.

Health Care Communication Resources


Autism Care Plan Communicates Needs in Acute Care Settings

Dentist Visit Visual Schedule PDF (b&w) See also: Dentist Visit Support Kit

Easy on the I - free health-related symbols

My Health Passport - Free Download

Innovative Speech Therapy from Joan Green – login required

Patient Provider Communications -free multi-language boards to download

A Picture of Health (UK) - symbol supported stories  (PDFs) about health care situations

Widget Health (UK)

More Health Care Communication Aids

About Me Book Templates

Memory and Orientation Book Templates

All About Me: The Story of Your Life – book on Amazon

Life Story Works – created by social workers

Put Me in the Story  

Picture Symbol Sets


Symbol Set Comparison - Which symbol set is right for your user?

ARASSAC symbols – in Spanish

Easy on the I - free health-related symbols

ESOL Online Picture Dictionary

Global Symbols - Provides free global symbols and training

LessonPix – school related picture symbols

Open Symbols - A collection of open-licenses picture symbols that can be used for augmentative communications,

Mulberry Symbols – 3,500 symbols, from the UK

Picture Symbol Resources – Over 200 free pre-made picture symbol supports

Picto-Selector – free picture symbols in many languages


SENTEACHER – free pictures and printable boards

Visuals Engine free board layouts and pictures

Participics - free pictographs from Toronto

More Adult Picture Symbol sets

Visual Recipe Resources

Cooking with Core – recipes with language instruction

Visual Recipes  

Your Special Chef


Making Learning Fun

Look, cook, and eat  An online magazine featuring new picture recipes and helpful videos. $30 year/subscription.

Links to Visual Recipes – Free picture symbol recipes

Communication Boards and More!

Comix Stories - Free comic strip generator that's great for creating scripts to teach communication, behavior, social skills and more.

Boardmaker Share - Mayer-Johnson's board sharing/community site, must have Boardmaker to use the files

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs Blog – free board, activities and tutorials – free picture cards for self-help, activities, home and school, social, safety and calendar

Independent Living Center WA – free adult communication boards, must have Boardmaker

Jefferson Public School - Augmentative Alternative Communication boards

SET-BC -PictureSET Resources

SIP - Resources and Practice boards and materials – free picture communication boards – free picture-supported stories and recipes