My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 14 years now! We have been blessed with the three most wonderful kids, Sam (10), Isaiah (5), and Tessa (10 months). They are our absolute delight!!!
Our oldest son, Sam, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified) in Feb. of 2007. We have seen many issues arise with him when unfamiliar events come up and when he needs to transition from one activity to another. He's also been very dependent on us to help him find things to do and to remind him of what needs to be done. Several of his therapists talked to me about making a visual schedule to help establish him on a routine. I'm not a structured person and struggled for over a year trying to find a good system for both Sam and I. Finally, after much help and guidance, I discovered a system that works! I've showed my system to many mothers and received much enthusiasm! I know not everyone has the time or desire to make their own system, and the programs out there to purchase can be very expensive. So I set out to help provide some help, direction, stability, and hope for as many families as I can! Hopefully, you too will see the great amount of improvement in your kids as I have in mine!
This system will help kids on the Autism Spectrum and those who are not. I even introduced a simple schedule for my son, Isaiah, when he was just 3 years old, in order to help him broaden his playing repertoire throughout his day and lessen his tantrums! :-) I use illustrated pictures, not digital, to help those kids who are on the Autism Spectrum so as not to confuse their literal minds. Sometimes, however, specific and personal pictures will be necessary and I'm more than willing to either come and take pictures for you or use pictures you email to me! Call me with any questions and we can talk about if this system might help you and your kids! Let me know how I can help you! Thanks!
~ Cori Hobart