Using Work Systems to Support Independence in Adolescents

Hume, K.
February, 2016

Excerpt: "Work systems, organizational systems that give an individual information about what is expected when he/she arrives at a location, are strategies developed by the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children) Autism Program. This approach provides an alternative stimulus to support individuals. A work system, also termed an activity system to reflect its use across all types of activities, is different than a visual schedule, as a visual schedule indicates WHERE an individual is to go, while a work system answers questions about what is to be done once an individual has arrived at a scheduled location..."

Available here: The Autism Notebook
Citation: Hume, K. (2016, February/March). Using work systems to support independence in adolescents. The Autism Notebook, 22-23.