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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) thrive in well-organized classrooms. Environments that provide clear expectations and predictable routines promote increased engagement and on-task behavior. Creating such environments often involves the use of individual work systems.

Structured work systems are visually structured sequences of tasks and activities that provide opportunities to practice previously taught skills and concepts.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 17 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate

Module Objectives:

  • Define the term individual work system
  • Describe the importance of work systems for individuals with ASD at home, school, and in the community
  • Describe strategies for creating and adapting work systems

Module Authors


  • Wendy Szakacs, M.S.
  • Christi Carnahan, Ed.D.

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