The Versatility of Using Visual Supports with Autistic People

Visual supports are the cornerstone of communication. They provide structure, routine, consistency and predictability. When a person understands the expectations and knows what to do, they are more independent and confident. Visuals can give a non-speaking person a voice or provide another way to communicate when anxiety and stress take over and words fail.

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CISS Doll Kit Makeovers

Did you know CISS has doll kits available to borrow and share in your program? The kits include information on specific disabilities including: articles, children’s books, videos and tips sheets, as well as, a fantastic doll with accessories for the children to play with and enjoy.

Our dolls have undergone a much-needed update this year while we worked more from home due to the pandemic and have received some makeovers to bring them out of the 80’s. Check out their before and after photos. One of our resource consultants, Caitlyn Murray-Ford used her seamstress skills to make new clothes for the English dolls! She really enjoyed this project, sewing them new clothes and hopes you get a smile from their new looks! We also took this time to review all information as well as add new books and content to our kits.

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